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Make your Bed!

Wake up early; drink coffee; eat breakfast; see each day as a new opportunity; make your bed; turn up; be present; work smart; be ambitious; don’t settle; avoid mediocrity; be kind; exercise; eat clean; eat treats; drink for fun; ask questions; be a cheerleader; go to the theatre; hug more; always look up; watch the… Read more


Minimalist Leadership

Having seen the benefits of taking more of a minimalist approach coming through in my personal life, I was prompted to think about what the parallel would be in the leadership space. What would a minimalist approach to leadership look like? How could we ‘do’ leadership in a way that is intentional and focused on what’s important and is about making a measurable difference?


Have You Got Your Listening Ears On?

Recognising the value of listening as a key leadership skill. Listening is one of the keys to communication, and in turn to leadership. When we have poor listening skills we jump to conclusions, misinterpret and misunderstand what is being said.


The Gap Between Fear and Success

Often our journey seems like an uphill slog, carrying a heavy backpack with a cold wind blowing in our faces.  As we look up, the top of the hill is in sight yet still seems so far away.  We know that once we reach it, we’ll be able to rest in the warm sunshine, having… Read more


Expectations in Feedback

Having worked with hundreds of managers and their staff to develop a coaching culture within organisations, we have come to the conclusion that you will have difficulty creating a productive and engaged coaching culture without having an equally active feedback culture. In many cases, unless feedback becomes the norm there is a ‘coaching void’ i.e…. Read more