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20 Rules For 2020

20 Rules For 2020

1. Be a good human Whatever you do, always remember that your number one job each day is to strive to be a good human being.   2. The truth about resilience. Resilience isn’t about just “pushing on through”. It’s about looking after ourselves so that we can.   3. Slow down to speed up. […]

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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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