Monthly Archives: August 2016

Three key leadership qualities you need to develop!

Some might say people are born leaders. Most realise, however, that leadership is a learned set of attributes that take practice and effort. So, in becoming a transformational leader, where should you start? In this post, I outline why I have … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #19

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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Ten ways to crush creativity!

One of the key leadership traits is the ability to unleash creativity – in yourself and your team. However, many leaders stifle and suppress creativity, the very thing they would most appreciate. In this post, I set out ten typical … Continue reading

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Curious about managing change better?

With apologies for this delayed post, the last in a series of posts about becoming a better leader using your curiosity. Curiosity as a leader helps you to integrate change faster and more successfully. You, your team, your organisation, and … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #18

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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Are you curious about your organisation?

Many organisations fail or are dysfunctional. Usually, because they don’t adapt either to their internal or their external environment, and the change impacting upon them. They also fail because they manage on-going change poorly. Over nearly 40 years of practising individual, … Continue reading

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How to use multi-channel curiosity to improve your team?

To thrive in our crazy world today, effective leaders need team-mates who can discuss scared cows, challenge current thinking and the ‘status quo’, and achieve the apparently impossible. I have experienced this at first-hand in small and large teams, and … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #17

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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Are you a leader open to learning?

I believe that learning is in scarce supply in many workplaces. My view, based on direct experience, observation and research,  has developed over 38 years in professional business and consultancy. I’ve worked in local government, not-for-profit organisations, and the commercial … Continue reading

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How to develop your authenticity through curiosity?

We all live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and often ambiguous world. The pace of change we encounter is unrelenting, and advances in technology appear lightning fast. The Social Age has dawned too and is sweeping the world, making global … Continue reading

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