Being Mindful when you have your mind full

Being Mindful when you have your mind full

It’s difficult to be Mindful when you have a mind full of stuff to do, so here are some ideas based on the 4C’s Mental Toughness model. Firstly, stay in Control of what you are doing; it’s very easy to get caught up in the frenzy of never ending Zooms, Teams, Webex,...
Leadership development programmes that make a real difference

Leadership development programmes that make a real difference

In this article I would like to share what I think are the “bricks”, the “principles” and some “elements” that contribute to a truly effective approach to an “in-company” leadership development. The bricks Brick 1 – Focus on the behaviours that really matter based on...
Ensuring leadership failure

Ensuring leadership failure

If you want to ensure that you fail as a leader here are ten essentials: Surround yourself with people who have a total confidence in your ideas, your opinions and your point of view; get rid of anyone who might see things, even slightly, differently. Don’t delegate...
Your most important leadership tool

Your most important leadership tool

When in a leadership position, whether we like it or not, the spotlight is always on us. Everything we say and do is under scrutiny; the way we walk into a room, the way we stand, our handshake, our eye contact, our smile ……………. our rate of speech ……… the list is...
Leading from the dark side

Leading from the dark side

I saw the first Star Wars film when it came out in 1977; I enjoyed it, but nothing more. I liked the idea of the Jedi Knights and the Sith Lords, reminded me of the Lord of the Rings which I had read some years earlier; Sauron (chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord,...