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Leadership, alignment and Little Jonny

Leadership, alignment and Little Jonny

Average reading time: 2 minutes 45 seconds I’m continually struck by the parallels between parenting, leadership and teamwork. I was having dinner in a restaurant recently with my wife and daughter. We’d been out to see the Christmas lights turned on in our town and for our daughter to write her letter to Santa. As we […]

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Recognition and Appreciation

Recognition and Appreciation

Average reading time: 2 minutes 10 seconds. Many of us think that recognition and appreciation are the same thing, but they are not. And the distinction isn’t just one of semantics. It truly matters. Especially to those of us in leadership and management positions. I recently watched Mike Robbins’ TED Talk on the topic, which […]

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Winning and Losing

Winning and Losing

Average reading time: 3 minutes 50 seconds “The only thing I am worried about now is having a few beers, and that’s the only thing we will worry about.” Eddie Jones, England Rugby Union Coach Those were the words of the England Rugby Coach, Eddie Jones, immediately after losing to South Africa by 32 points […]

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Commit to the goal, not to each other

Commit to the goal, not to each other

Average reading time: 2 minutes 10 seconds I suspect that you’ve been on a lot of team off-sites throughout your career. A few of them may have benefitted the team and helped improve your collective performance. But these were probably the exception rather than the norm. Regardless of the impact, the agenda for your last […]

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The Rolling Stones, Amazon and the British Red Cross

The Rolling Stones, Amazon and the British Red Cross

Average reading time: 2 minutes 30 seconds Whilst The Rolling Stones, Amazon and the British Red Cross are all very different ‘teams’, they share at least one commonality. But what is it? They all have clearly-defined decision-making strategies. Many senior leaders and leadership teams think that they have decision-making strategies in place, yet they struggle […]

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