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Leadership Lessons from Eliza McCartney

The Olympics, the symbol of ultimate sporting achievement where four years of intense focused training comes down to one race, one throw, one jump in a stadium full of people, on the world stage.  It’s hard to imagine the pressure that athletes feel in the arena on finals day. That pressure does strange things to… Read more


Disrupting Disruptiveness

Have you noticed how many business books suddenly have the word ‘disruptive’ in them? Innovation suddenly needs to be disruptive and so does management, leadership and being a CEO. Disruptive is where it’s at right now. If you look back over your career, how many trends and fads have you seen? Ever tried to count… 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


Lessons in Innovative Leadership from Nike

I recently attended a talk by Dr. Erez Morag, an innovation expert who was employed by Nike to develop their innovative sports footwear.  Dr. Morag talked about what we can learn from the approaches taken to innovation in sport and apply these to the business and leadership world. Three areas resonated with me as elements… Read more