• The journey towards a ‘new normal’ starts right here

    The journey towards a ‘new normal’ starts right here

    Leading Others It is evident that we are living in unprecedented times and normality in almost every facet of our lives has been disrupted to a greater or lesser degree. For the UK – where I write this, it feels like we are just at the start of a long [...]

“I don’t know” versus “I wonder…..”

February 24th, 2020|

When was the last time you came across a word that you didn’t know? What did you do? I was reading a book the other day and came across a word I didn’t know, or [...]

Who or what are you resisting right now?

January 28th, 2020|

I have just finished my morning meditation using the Headspace App and the topic or theme of the ‘pack’ that I am currently on is that of Acceptance. I am sure that I have mentioned [...]

Whose side are you on?

November 27th, 2019|

Well the last couple of months or so have been pretty tumultuous with significant personal change for me, but everyday we move forward one step at a time. One of the things that has helped [...]

YOU are numero uno!

September 23rd, 2019|

September has been a month of ‘getting back on it’ after a reasonably quiet and lazy summer for me. By back on it, I mean focussed on the things that matter and that make a [...]

Do you trust your team to fly free?

June 24th, 2019|

“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 – [...]

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 [...]

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