‘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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Changing Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson

Whilst it’s a few years old now, and a very different Ted Talk video we love this one for 3 main reasons:   Number 1:  It’s Sir Ken Robinson, and he is one of our very favourite speakers, if not our favourite!  He just has such a...

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One:One – Jonathan Such

  Throughout our careers we have met many leaders in various organisations; each with very different experiences.  With this in mind, and in another one of our occasional video series, we decided to sit down and chat with a few of these people so they can...

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Debunking 3 Key Feedback Myths

So we were recently lucky enough to be in Sydney, Australia working and decided to use the fantastic backdrop in a short vlog we recorded whilst out there.   Feedback is always a popular topic on the programmes we deliver and we wanted to just detail 3...

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So what, Now what?

As many of you will already know we do quite a bit of work in education, which is how we first came across this TED talk from Linda Cliatt-Wayman, but in truth it's contains some very powerful leadership messages regardless of your occupation.   In her TED...

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The Biggest Leadership Challenge

So the cricket season is now in full swing, which reminds me of my childhood days, when my Dad used to take me to Headingley to watch the test matches.  Around that time there was one particular person who my Dad used to wax lyrical...

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What a 5 year old can teach us about leadership

I have to admit I learn something from my daughter Rae nearly every day. Ok she is only five but nevertheless…   In amongst everything else one of the things I’ve noticed, is Rae hardly ever gets frustrated by the behaviour and actions of other people. Instead...

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5 Minute Leadership Q&A – I’m Fine…

The question this time is "How can I get my people to open up to me more and tell me how they are really feeling, instead of just replying with 'I'm fine'?"   How many times have you had this happen to you?   We are willing to bet...

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6 Steps to Smart Simplicity

Here's a Ted talk from Yves Morieux with a somewhat challenging view on why productivity and motivation are falling in most companies and organisations, despite all the advances in technology and communication.   In this 10 minute video he challenges the two accepted pillars of management in...

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