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“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana “What have you learned so far?” I asked the leader who called me seeking advice. “We just weren’t ready, professionally or personally,” he responded. Some might say it’s too early to consider what life will be like on the other side of…
The impact of COVID-19 is now upon us. In response, many leaders are encouraging their people to avoid travelling or coming into the office.
“I just don’t have the time,” John said in one of our coaching sessions. Caught trying to balance the pressures of a busy
“When are you going on vacation?” I asked the leader I was coaching. “We fly Saturday morning,” they replied.
“I feel like I’m on a roller coaster,” the leader I’d been coaching said to me. “A roller coaster, how so?” I asked.
“Are you a team or a group?” I asked those in the room at a High Performing ‘Human’
Over the last 20 years one of the most common experiences I’ve discussed with leaders is them feeling like an imposter.
Heading into London later than usual a few weeks ago I watched a young man, maybe early 20’s, jump on the train
A few days ago, searching for my children’s birth certificates I stumbled across the commemorative book
Facing accelerating market changes, more and more organisations are choosing to radically transform who they are
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struck by the number of people I’ve seen posting messages on social media
“I missed my children growing up,” John, who is an executive in a publicly listed company said to me during one
“But, if I’m not this, what would I be?” This was a question I was asked by John who was experiencing a crisis a little while ago.
“Feedback is a gift,” the old cliché states! In seeking to maximise their potential, many people hold onto statements like this,
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this quote by Wayne Dyer: “Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation
“Fail fast,” is the current mantra being promoted by so many. More and more we’re being taught not to be afraid
Sitting in a hotel foyer a few weeks ago I overheard someone giving their colleague a pep talk. “You’ve got to be more
“What do we do?” my most experienced team member asked looking worried. Standing there with my team,
“Why would you steal $100 rather than $1m?” one of my first managers would say, “because ultimately
It’s amazing how rarely we talk about what it means to be a human, as a leader. One reason for this,
In my early career as a leader I was taught one of my most important lessons: ‘Never assume you’re the smartest
Ever wondered why some people who don’t seem that self-aware are getting better opportunities?
“I never realised the power of just talking to people and the credit it gets you,” a CFO friend of mind said as we