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Low Carb Leadership

A change in nutrition has a life-changing impact on health, wellbeing and thinking. This seems to be an element that is missing in many leadership programmes


Beware the Monsters Under the Bed – How to Understand Your Fear of Success

Angela was an intelligent, creative dynamo.  If something needed to be done, done right and done quickly, Angela was the person to ask (if you could get hold of her as she was always busy).  But for all her busy-ness she didn’t seem to be making actual progress.  For all her super powered ass-kicking she… Read more


Are leadership roles harder these days?

A board colleague of mine recently commented that ‘Leadership roles are so much harder these days’ to general agreement around the table. Its one of those things that everyone knows isn’t it. Afterwards I found myself querying the view and asking why she thought that was the case. Everything she listed was in existence when… Read more


Worry, Anxiety and Doubt – I Hold You Close But You’re Not My Friends

Company restructure, disestablished, 30 days’ notice! Oh no, it’s really happened! Shock, anger, worry, anxiety, turmoil Feeling like my security and certainty is suddenly yanked away   Initial thoughts… What about the mortgage? What about the bills? Who am I without this job, this title? My world suddenly feels like it’s collapsing   What next……. Read more


I think therefore I am

When Descartes wrote this in 1637, I wonder if he knew how often he would be quoted, misquoted, modified and humourised. Most of us know that it points to our sentience as a species. But have you ever thought that it also suggests that what you think makes you who you are?  Indeed, if Descartes… Read more