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…


Don’t Fight It (Starve It)

There was a time that I found the practice of back burning or controlled burning during a fire to be unusual.It seemed strange to me, at the time, that you would choose to fight a…


Lead With Purpose (Not Just Position)

Team members might comply because of a position, but they will mobilise behind a compelling purpose.This week Seth Godin released a brilliant article on redefining the work you’ve…


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…


A Better Question To Ask (After You Speak)

A lot of people talk about the vulnerability you feel in the few moments before you have to stand up and speak. We don’t talk enough about the few moments after.You’ve just spent…


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…