The Most Important Ingredient for TeamWork Soup…

Simon Sinek says: “A team is not a group of people that work together, a team is a group of people that TRUST each other.” In his book ‘The FIVE dysfunctions of a TEAM’ (great book by the way) – Patrick Lencioni talks about ‘Trust’ as being the absolute foundation when it comes to teamwork. I think most of us … Read More

How To Change Your Life – No Time Machine Required…

I’m just going to put it out there – the Back To The Future Trilogy is one of the greats.  I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it over the years – and now I have the pleasure of introducing my children to it for the very first time. At its core – it’s really a lesson in … Read More

Find it Hard to Say ‘No’? Here’s Why…

I read about a fascinating study the other day.  In a nutshell, the researchers gathered two separate groups of college students (it was an American study) and stuck them in a room with two bowls, one was filled with freshly baked chocolate cookies, and the other – radishes.  Half the students were given permission to eat the chocolate cookies, but … Read More

Regret Nothing!

Late last year I took my wife and three children to Australia’s Gold Coast for a family holiday.  As well as sunshine and sandy beaches, the area boasts a number of different theme parks – MovieWorld, SeaWorld, DreamWorld – just to name a few. We’d been once before, four years earlier, and I’d spent the whole holiday watching my three … Read More

How To Look Like An Idiot

So – at the risk of looking foolish, let me illustrate today’s lesson using a story from my life. An embarrassing story. The other day, I found myself wearing a particular jersey/jumper. This particular jersey/jumper has a zip at the front, which is broken – it remains forever, in a permanently ‘done up’ state. This doesn’t overly concern me, as … Read More

The Wildebeest Lesson

In the last week or so I’ve started watching a Netflix series with my children called ‘The Hunt’. It’s a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough, focused on exactly the part of nature you’d expect based on the title: The Hunt part! The cinematography is stunning – I have absolutely no idea how on earth they manage to get the … Read More