We need to talk about love

We need to talk about love

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks described six different forms of love, from the passion of “eros”, or sexual love, to the deep friendship of ‘philia’. They understood that love was a complex, multi-facetted thing. But it is something we rarely seem to talk about...
Your number 1 priority

Your number 1 priority

Dear visitors, you will notice that I talk about leadership in the context of making your staff happy. I talk about focussing your attention on improving the work-life of your team and I talk about using your Emotional Intelligence to make that happen. And let me...
Don’t be a hoverfly!

Don’t be a hoverfly!

The great thing about going to networking events and introducing yourself by saying “I stop people being rubbish managers” is that it immediately opens up conversations. Usually, we end up talking about that person’s worst ever manager. Last week, I was talking to...
Sports coaches as leaders

Sports coaches as leaders

Are sports coaches leaders? Those of you who know me, know I love my sport and I am always intrigued by questions of leadership within the sporting context. Success within sport, as within business, is frequently driven by great leadership despite the fact that sports...
Vive Le Tour!

Vive Le Tour!

Mid-July is like Christmas for me. It is a period I look forward to with giddy excitement. It is a time where I spend a lot of time sat, fascinated, in front of my TV watching the Tour de France unfold. And I would suggest that business leaders should do the same as...