Monthly Archives: March 2016

Six killer tips that will help your consultancy business flourish

When I started out as a consultant, some thirteen years ago, I had some fabulous support, especially from two great friends, Eric Watts, and Kevin Ford. It was Eric who persuaded me to give up a twenty-five-year career in local … Continue reading

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Are you modelling ‘hamster-wheel’ leadership or management?

Some leaders seem natural. They appear to have that knack of engaging their people in any given situation. However, they are also few and far between. For most everyone else, getting good or better takes time and practice, preferably with … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #7

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soul-mate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Why don’t you take more holidays?

It seemed apt while here on holiday in the beautiful island of Bali that I reflect on this question. I’ve met many people who barely take a holiday, let alone more holidays. The main reason for this is they seem … Continue reading

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What will be your legacy?

Today I had a brilliant day out with Les, my wife and soul-mate, and our Balinese friend, Diano. Whenever we are in Bali, we hire him for the day to drive us to various places we’d like to see. Today … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #6

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soul-mate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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How to deal with a ‘psycho boss’?

“My boss is a psycho!” Have you ever heard or used that phrase? I’ve heard it many times in my career. It is not intended to conjure images of maniacal killers rampaging through the streets, more to depict the type … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #5

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Why work beyond 60?

On Tuesday, I was waiting at the local Metro station on the way to meet a client when I was approached by a random stranger, who engaged me in conversation. I am not averse to doing this, and so for … Continue reading

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Time to refresh the roots of leadership!

What characterises modern day leadership practice? In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed,  vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. Unfortunately, they are … Continue reading

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