My Thoughts

Thought leadership, opinions, observations and

general musings from the world around us.

Inspired by the things I see and hear and the random

thoughts in my head!

 

Please feel free to join in the conversation.

This is my soapbox - and I'm going to use it!

Read, Listen & Watch

What the humble pencil can teach us about leadership

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Storytelling exists in every culture – it is a powerful learning tool that has been used for thousands of years as a way of teaching and passing on knowledge and life lessons. It is true of leadership lessons too.

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Just START!

– 5 minute read –
What is still on your to do list that was there in Q4 18? What did you promise yourself (or someone else) that you would get to in the new year – because you just wanted to get to the end of 2018 and go on holiday? What are the things you told yourself you would be in a much better frame of mind to be able to tackle with fresh vigour and enthusiasm after a good break?

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Bravery – the secret to better engagement

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Effective engagement requires transparency and an environment that allows for people to openly share their views and their opinions; and this is where BRAVERY comes in. You have to be brave enough to face the truth, the good as well as the bad – sometimes a difficult thing to do and often easier to avoid.

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Culture is an indicator of potential

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“People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking than they are to think their way into a new way of acting”

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Searching for Unicorns

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Peter Drucker famously said “culture eats strategy for breakfast”​ Whether it be breakfast, lunch or supper, getting the culture right is critical to any organisation’s success.

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We are not poor because…

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I would suggest that a rich company has a committed team collaborating creatively, whereas the poor company has an involved group of individuals doing their own thing the same old way.

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The War on Talent

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The so-called “war on talent” that you’ve been hearing your HR and recruitment teams carry on about is absolute BS!

An open letter to CEO’s (but recruiters can take a read too)

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The 3C’s of Transformation

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When it comes to Transformation, there are only 2 mindsets (though they go under many names and guises); “fixed ideas” or “growth ideas”

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Survival vs Sustainability

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If innovation is about thinking differently, can we agree that innovation leads to effectivity?

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Lessons from Antigua

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This was originally written a few days after Chris Bertish’s arrival in Antigua on the 10th of March 2017. He had just completed the first ever solo and unsupported trans-Atlantic crossing – on a SUP!
I was fortunate enough to be there when he arrived. 

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If you've enjoyed any of my musings, then please feel free to get in touch and share your feedback, criticisms (and hopefully praise)

I look forward to hearing from you