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…


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…