• Do you trust your team to fly free?

    Do you trust your team to fly free?

    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold…” These are the opening lines of the poem ‘The Second Coming’ by WB Yeats – bizarre that these lines are one of the very few things I remember from my [...]

Good habits…..the free gift that keeps giving

May 28th, 2019|

I was re-reading some of my Twitter feeds the other day and read a tweet from a few weeks ago – ‘it is the little decisions that we make daily that have the biggest impact [...]

It’s the little things that matter

April 29th, 2019|

I am writing this blog sat on a ward in one of the Greater Manchester Hospitals with my wife Kirsty awaiting further exploratory tests on a suspected Gall Bladder problem (hers not mine).  Having spent [...]

4 ways to slow down in order to speed up…….in the right direction!

March 25th, 2019|

How often do you hear the phrases – “doesn’t time fly!” or “where does the time go?” come up in your presence, either uttered by you or by someone you are chatting too. I can [...]

Is your ‘why’ enough to overcome your fear?

February 27th, 2019|

I have just returned from a long weekend in Rome with my younger daughter Maisy and am hugely appreciative of the fact we were able to go in the first instance and secondly to have [...]

Learning from stupidity ……mine!

January 29th, 2019|

Yesterday I made a pretty stupid mistake that is embarrassing to admit, but in the spirit of openness and sharing (and good timing because I have a blog to write) I thought I would share [...]

How do YOU measure YOUR success in life?

November 28th, 2018|

  Measurement is important in every facet of life isn’t it? We need to be able to judge progress, ensure things fit, recognise contribution and appreciate or reward success.  This is never more important than [...]

Patience is a necessity not a virtue

October 24th, 2018|

I remember being in such a hurry in the very early stages of my working life in the Health Club industry, firstly as a Lifestyle Consultant (yes really 😊) then as Deputy Club and finally [...]

Outside In – the Magic Mirror

September 19th, 2018|

One of the things that holds organisations, teams and individuals back is the inability to see ourselves as others see us, we get locked into a view of the world that is framed by our [...]

Every Day is a school day

May 23rd, 2018|

I had an interesting experience at the weekend entering Tiggy, my Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, into her first working, test the result - fun, frustration, insights, learnings and humble pie! A working test, for the uninitiated, [...]

Are your priorities clear?

March 27th, 2018|

In my morning meditation earlier today Andi Puddicombe (Headspace.com) shared an interesting provocation. “Imagine if you only had today – how would you spend it?” That focusses the mind on what your priorities are doesn’t [...]

4 ways of maximising shareholder value – for YOUR life!

February 27th, 2018|

I have just watched my daughters drive off up the road to school – Alice, the eldest, passed her test in early December and Maisy has already assumed the role of ‘Lady Muck,’ with the [...]

Are you one of the 50%?

February 15th, 2018|

As professionals, we spend on average 50% of our waking lives working – doing it, commuting to it, thinking about it, talking about it – and research also shows that around 50% of us are [...]

Learning’s from my Silent Retreat

December 31st, 2017|

Just before Christmas I joined a group of c50 other people on retreat at Gaia House, a centre for Buddhist learning in deepest darkest Devon. I had wanted to ‘do a retreat’ for a while and [...]

8 Top Tips on Embedding Change

November 27th, 2017|

Given that change seems to be endemic in every organisation I come across, it is fair to say that organisations that have the capability to change effectively are stronger and are likely to be more [...]

I bet fear is getting in your way somewhere?

October 30th, 2017|

I wonder, as we get sucked into the hugely commercial fiasco that is Halloween this evening, what you are scared of? I am scared of spiders, of upsetting or letting people down that I care [...]

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