Category Archives: coaching and training

High performance teams in organisations

In the world of elite professional sport athletes and teams look for every opportunity to improve physical and psychological performance. Not just for the athletes themselves but for management and operations support as well. Top Formula One teams and Pro … Continue reading

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Fit for change

In our book “Stealing from the future and how you can stop it” we discuss our observation that far the majority of people that we work with in businesses have the ability and intention to operate at an “interdependent” level. … Continue reading

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Succeeding in challenging conversations

Over the last year or so we have been working with a group of actors (the same ones you see at places like Hampton Court and the Tower of London).  They have been helping us with a number of clients … Continue reading

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5 simple steps to Influence

One of the things that comes up over and over again in working with individuals and teams in all organisations and at all levels is influence and it’s cousin empowerment.  Influence and empowerment are related because it is the ability … Continue reading

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What is your leadership style?

We are all aware from our own experiences of teachers, line managers, politicians and fiction that there are different kinds of “leader”.  Leaders have a big impact on our lives, therefore the quality of those leaders is extremely important. However, … Continue reading

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Google and how to create the perfect team

High performing teams (far more than high performing individuals) are the foundations of any organisational success. Last week the New York Times ran a a fascinating article  about Google’s disciplined and evidence lead approach to understanding high performing teams.  Through it’s … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs masterclass in how to save a company (or team) in crisis

In 1997 Apples success of the last 19 years was all in the future.  It was far from inevitable, in fact it’s future as an independent business hung very much in the balance.  Apple was a company in crisis, lacking … Continue reading

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