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…


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…


How to Speak (Before You Speak)

Whether you realise it or not, you are speaking long before you stand up in front of a room full of people to speak. We are a globally connected society with easier access to…


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?


What To Do When You Catch Someone (Doing Something Right)

You don’t need to search too deep in any organisation or team to catch someone doing something wrong or to point out a problem that needs to be fixed. But when was the last time…


Think Twice (Before You Speak)

You’ve had a thought. Great! Should you share it?  When you’re preparing a presentation  When you’re in a meeting When you’re with your team  When you’re with your friends Here’s…


The Common Denominator (One thing our public speaking fears have in common and what we can do about it)

What if I stumble over my words or make a mistake? What if I lose the respect of my peers or leaders? What if I haven’t prepared enough? What if I go blank or forget what I have…