Leaders – Don’t Say This!

How many times have you heard a manager or boss say something like: “Hey, if you ever need to chat – my door’s always open.” Perhaps they might even formalize that statement by saying something like: “We have an ‘open-door’ policy here.” If you ARE a manager, employer or team leader then maybe you’ve even said it yourself. Of course … Read More

STOP Doing This!

Let me ask you a question:  What are you good at?  I mean – if I grabbed 99 people and you, and stuck you all in a room – what would you be better at than almost any of them? If you’re struggling to answer that question – don’t panic, that’s normal; MOST people have a low awareness of where … Read More

2 Secrets to Building Habits that STICK

Last week I wrote about how our lives are, essentially – shaped not by the few big decisions we make in life, but rather by the combination of all the little ones.  It’s our habits that dictate the kind of life we lead, whether for good or for bad. In his book ‘Atomic Habits’ (which I mentioned), James Clear talks … Read More

The Secret to Success – it’s NOT what you think!

I have a confession to make.  Earlier this week I spent two days out of town on business related…stuff (That’s not the confession.) While I was away it wasn’t practical (or even overly possible) to prepare and cook my own food, and so over that particular 48-hour period my diet was…less than satisfactory. Ok – fine, I had McDonald’s three … Read More

What every leader MUST have…

A quick but compelling lesson on the importance of clarity:  When it comes to leadership, clarity is incredibly important.  People will not follow you into confusion.  We like to know where we’re going, why we’re going there, what we’re going to do when we get there – and how we’re going to do it. The best leaders in the world … Read More

The Japanese Child Who Couldn’t Draw…

I recently heard about a man called Jim.  This man called Jim (last name Stigler) is currently a professor at UCLA in the States – psychology is his thing apparently. He’s very interested in (and has been for a very long time) the differences between the attitudes we have around learning here in the Western world, compared with those from … Read More