The Shawshank Principle

We were sitting in another of our favourite coffee shops the other day and somehow or another we got talking about our favourite films.   We have very different tastes however one of the films we both agreed was a classic and in both our respective top...

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The Naked Chef

As you might expect in our line of work, Elizabeth and I are often asked to name people who we personally find inspirational.   It’s pretty easy to pick out some of the ‘usual suspects’ like Barack Obama or Martin Luther king but I guess the person,...

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Merry Christmas!!

We’re always talking to people about the need to step back and reflect on what they've achieved and what still needs to be done.   So we’d thought we’d share some of our highlights of 2016 as well as letting you in on some of our goals...

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What type of leader do you want to be?

A few years ago we were both lucky enough to be able to see one of our leadership hero’s in person – Mr Ken Blanchard!  He certainly didn’t disappoint us.  He really does embody all the things he writes and talks about, and you can...

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Why 70/20/10 doesn’t work!

The 70/20/10 model is widely accepted as the way most development should be constructed in organisations today.  For those of you not familiar with it, in essence the framework says effective learning is a combination of:-   70% of learning completed done on the job and...

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One:One – Trevor Brown

In this One:One video we sat down and chatted to Trevor Brown the Headteacher at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School in Newport South Wales, who was one of the first Headteachers we ever worked with.   Over the last four years most of the Middle Leaders...

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More Wisdom From A 6 Year Old

I know I’ve written about my daughter before, but I genuinely learn so much from her.   Rae is only 6 although in her view she can do anything already. Her favourite phrase at the moment is “I can do that!”   From driving a car, (no I haven’t...

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Balancing My Leadership Activity

  Here’s the latest of our 5 minute leadership Q&A’s. It’s a slightly different Q&A this time, in this one we try to help tackle an issue that many leaders face which is balancing their leadership activity and responsibility with all the other things they need...

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‘It’s not we win, you lose’

Any one who reads our blogs regularly will not be surprised to hear I’m a huge Seb Coe fan, and in fact last year I wrote a blog about one of the stories from his Autobiography, Running My Life, which really inspired me.  (If you didn’t see...

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