What sort of leader are you?

What sort of leader are you?

In this post, I want to introduce a theory of leadership that I use quite extensively in my training. It is based on Daniel Goleman’s Six Leadership styles. As part of his work researching Emotional Intelligence and its role in leadership, Daniel Goleman identified...

How many of you have had a bad manager?

Today, I stood up at a networking meeting and asked that question. Over half of the people nodded. Over half! My ambition is to rid the UK of poor managers, to give them the tools and skills and confidence to be better managers and leaders. My hunch is that most...

Leadership in Football

I am a football fan. Like any fan, I get passionate about how my team is playing, I get frustrated when we lose and elated when we win. But, over the past few years, I have noticed how people’s expectations have changed. Maybe it is the lure of the money in the...

How to use a consultant

Hiring a consultant is not just a case of getting someone on board and hoping for the best. Any client wanting a consultant to perform at his/her best has to understand that they need to work hard to get the most out of their consultant’s time. The following is...

Top down culture

Leadership styles and organisational culture fascinate me. Over the years, I have seen how the behaviours “at the top” have had a cascade effect on the culture of a business or organisation. That the person at the top sets the tone for any business or...