Monthly Archives: September 2016

Too much greed, not enough vision!

Another crisis is rocking the English football establishment. Tales of greed and corruption continue to emerge in the wake of the sting by the Daily Telegraph on the former England national team manager, Sam Allardyce. Who knows where it will … Continue reading

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A radical reinvention of organisations: fantasy or reality?

Many organisations appear paralysed by the pace of current change, and some experts suggest that this requires a radical reinvention of management practice! However, what is needed, in my opinion, is greater adaptability. But does this require a radical intervention? … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #22

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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‘Think Consensus is Good, Think Again!’

As an established leader, developing executive teams or organisations, and often when working in collaboration with other partners, a consensus is required to achieve set goals. The lubricant that makes the team, especially partnership actions successful is that consensus. However, … Continue reading

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Resilient! You’re kidding me! I need to raise my game!

Last week I explored some notions about resilience, defining what I meant by that term, and identifying six strengths or traits that underpin a leader capable of rebounding. In this article, I provide fourteen tips on how to use those … Continue reading

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Are you a realistic optimistic leader?

In a growing world of complexity, leaders increasingly need to develop their resilience. In today’s article, I define what I mean by resilience, and identify six strengths or traits that underpin a leader capable of rebounding. So what is resilience? The belief … Continue reading

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Six characteristics of great leaders

What differentiates leaders and great leaders? My belief is that there are six stand-out characteristics that all great leaders share. Today’s post sets out those six core characteristics. Embed these in who you are and how you are so that your … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #21

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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When a leader is transformational …

Tomorrow I fly home from Bangkok after five glorious weeks absorbing the warmth, the beauty, and the culture of Thailand, as you can  see from the photograph. I was mixing a cocktail for the lady to my left, out of … Continue reading

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How ethical a leader are you?

While on holiday in Thailand recently, I read John Davy’s book, titled “Would Your Boss Punch You In The Face”. I highly recommend it. Davy offers some great stories and insights about his journey of growth and development. In his book, … Continue reading

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