TGIF (A Why For Your Weekend)

What does the weekend mean for you? When Friday rolls around each week, what’s your reason for saying 'Thank God It’s Friday'? (TGIF) For many leaders TGIF means a well needed…


Presentation Tension (Why You Need It. How To Build It.)

Tension might not be good to have in your neck but it’s very good to have in a presentation. Tension is the feeling of discomfort we get when we are caught between two opposing…


Confidently Humble  (And Why That’s Not An Oxymoron)

With over 650,000 copies already sold and well on his way to a million copies in the first twelve months of release, you would forgive James Clear – author of Atomic Habits – for…


When You’re Nervous (Think Like A Lawyer)

Don’t believe everything you think. At least not straight away. I’ve been known to disappear inside the vortex of Netflix from time to time when I get particularly engrossed in a…


Sometimes It’s For Now (Sometimes It’s For Later)

If I gave you a bandaid and you weren’t bleeding you’d probably look at me like I was crazy. You might even try to give it back to me or discard it.But if you left the…


When You’ve Made The Point (Stop Talking)

We spend a lot of time, energy and focus figuring out how we should start a presentation or deliver a message (and we absolutely should), but knowing when to stop is just as…


Culture Conversations (Getting from Chaos to Clarity)

The culture of your team will be a reflection of the conversations in your team. Both the conversation’s you have and those you won’t.It’s the conversations you won’t have that…


Building a Culture? (Or Just a Cult)

Repeat after me “this is not a cult”. (Well deserved attribution of that joke to Matt Church which always gives me a good chuckle.) Few people would argue with the fact that…


The Power of Purposeful Language (Two Things Every Team Needs)

If you’ve spent any amount of time at an airport then it’s likely you will have experienced the two words nobody likes to hear – ‘flight delayed’. It’s inconvenient of course, but…


Cost or Investment (How to Get More out of Conferences

I’ve seen it many times. Two people sit side by side in the exact same conference but walk away with two very different experiences. They were both exposed to the same opportunity…


The Art of Subtraction (In Presentation Preparation)

Michelangelo, one of history’s prominent artists, is well known across the world for his artistic works. And yet, to this day his creative process is one that remains somewhat…


Get More Out of Meetings (With Just One Question)

We try to get out of them and we do everything we can to avoid them, but meetings aren’t going anywhere.  So how can leaders ensure that we get the most out of them?