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Superstars and Anchors

Superstars and Anchors

If you’re leading a senior team, it’s likely to contain individuals with different levels of experience, ability and engagement. If we consider this as a spectrum, on the far left are those individuals that we’ll refer to as the Superstars. Just short of the other end, are those that we’ll call the Anchors. Your Superstars […]

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The Power of a Thank You

The Power of a Thank You

Average reading time: 2 minutes Thank you. These are two small, yet incredibly powerful words that can so easily be overlooked by leaders and team members. During the entire 12-month period of preparing for and deploying on my second tour of duty to Iraq, I cannot recall a single time when our Commanding Officer expressed […]

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An astronaut’s take on high-performing teams

An astronaut’s take on high-performing teams

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes In December 2018 I was fortunate enough to be in the incredible company of Chris Hadfield, one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world.   What follows are six key lessons that we can all apply to take the teams and organisations that we lead from good, […]

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Clarity and Confusion

Clarity and Confusion

Average reading time: 2 minutes 20 seconds It never ceases to amaze and scare me just how easy it is for two or more incredibly bright, successful people to walk out of a meeting with a completely different view of what was just agreed. I remember this happening when I was Head of HR at […]

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Do you really have a team?

Do you really have a team?

Average reading time: 2 minutes 30 seconds Do you really have a team? There was a time in my career when once a month, I would reluctantly head off to a cramped and dimly lit meeting room for the regular team meeting. On a good day, the meeting would be over and done with in […]

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