A purpose is for life, not just work

A purpose is for life, not just work

Average reading time – 3 minutes 20 seconds Your purpose is for life, not just work I have absolutely no doubt that having a clear sense of purpose makes us better leaders. When we know why we do what we do, the impact that we want to have and what truly motivates us, most things at […]

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Slowing down to speed up

Slowing down to speed up

Average reading time – 4 minutes 55 seconds Business is all about progress and forward momentum. We constantly track progress towards our goals and try to build momentum on key projects…but there can be a problem with this approach. We like progress and momentum as individuals too. Perhaps we even crave it in the same […]

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Leadership, my mother’s love and the ultimate sacrifice

Leadership, my mother’s love and the ultimate sacrifice

Average reading time – 3 minutes 30 seconds I was standing at the top of a mile long, tree lined avenue staring-down at the British Army’s sixth form college in Nottinghamshire. At one end my parents and all they had done for me over the last sixteen years. At the other, the future I’d been […]

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Making things harder than they need to be

Making things harder than they need to be

Average reading time – 4 minutes I understand more than ever that one of the most significant things affecting our sense of “busyness” at work is us. And when I say us, I don’t me the collective. I’m not talking about our team, colleagues, friends and family. I mean us as the individual. What I […]

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Why a focus on efficiency is killing you

Why a focus on efficiency is killing you

Average reading time – 4 minutess 15 seconds Working longer, harder and faster doesn’t always lead to bigger and better. Peak productivity isn’t a simple, linear formula whereby if we put more in, we’ll get more out. The reality is, it’s more of a bell curve. If we keep using the same strategies to get […]

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