A Poem About Time

I did something this fine week. It was a first for me. Though probably very obvious; It filled my heart with glee. I doodled a list as usual Of key things one by one. Then next to each main item The time needed to get it done. Now that may seem quite normal And nothing... Continue Reading →

Outsider’s View: Teams and Trust

Working as an independent you soon realise that building and maintaining trust as an 'outsider' is a very special challenge.  Consequently, you have to take your communication and team-working abilities to a whole new level. Assumptions need to take a back seat, instructions must be more explicit, relying on old ways of working is a... Continue Reading →

The Creative Enabler

Leadership: A Mindset For Life Leadership is not about status, hierarchy or boxes on an organisational chart.  It's not the preserve of boardrooms and mega-corporations or the elite few.  It is everywhere. To me leadership is not a role, not a job title, it is a mindset; a way of approaching life both professional and... Continue Reading →

Yes, Captain!

Writing my recent post on strategy and leadership reminded me of a piece I read in 'Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion' by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini.  An interesting book full of insights and good humour founded on solid ethical research. In it there is a section on captainitis... "...the... Continue Reading →

The Leader And The Physician

Have you seen the 'Undercover Boss' programmes on television? Though I'm not an avid fan I have watched a few. Why? Because it still fascinates me how individuals can hold senior leadership positions and still be completely dissociated from the people who make the company great. Tearful insights that other people have challenging lives outside... Continue Reading →

You Ready To Rock n Role?

I have been pondering the subject of leadership and role models, and the part they play in innovation and encouraging learning and development. Of all the potential links between role models and innovation, the one that resonates most strongly for me is inspiration; something or someone that stimulates the mind and can foster feelings of... Continue Reading →

DD #12: Spotlight on…

It's a few months since I started showcasing my special Diamond Dozen 2016.  Thank you to one and all for sharing their insights and tips. As I explained at the beginning of the series, leadership is not about hierarchy or status; it's not a role.  Leadership is a mindset.   And, as such, we can... Continue Reading →

Leading Insights. Beccy Says…

...part of the Diamond Dozen 2016 series --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr Beccy Bowden, SATRO talks about charity   .  volunteers  .  upcoming talent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elaine...  If anyone knows about managing scarce resources to deliver impressive results it’s you. What are the most important leadership lessons you have learnt about making a difference on a shoe-string? Beccy...  The... Continue Reading →

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