Category Archives: coaching and training

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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If customers really want a company to succeed, it will succeed – Elon Musk

This idea, articulated by Elon Musk, one of the founders of PayPal, Tesla, Space-X and SolarCity in a BBC interview, may seem like common sense, but it is disappointingly rare in business. I would go further unless employees really want a … Continue reading

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What have the Romans done for us?

A few years ago I was given the opportunity of a lifetime for a consultant.  “Come to Rome and use it’s history to help a team from Microsoft understand how empires fall.” With my existing understanding of Roman history, I … Continue reading

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Change is easy

I promised to answer the question of what I have been doing during my two year blog hiatus.  I set out with an intention nearly fifteen years ago to bring authenticity and authentic leadership to the highest levels of globally … Continue reading

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