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Stop trying to motivate your team

Stop trying to motivate your team

I’m always being asked questions about motivation. Questions like “How do I motivate my team?” or “How do I keep my team motivated?”. This is a really common dilemma for leaders and managers at all levels. Whether you are a newly promoted team leader, a divisional head in a major PLC, an MD or CEO […]

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What’s the number one job of a leader?

What’s the number one job of a leader?

Average reading time: 3 minutes 35 seconds “Ben, what’s the most important job of a leader?” That was the question that Bruce Scott, the Company Chairman, asked me over dinner one winter’s night. I hadn’t long been promoted to the Senior Leadership Team at World Challenge. I remember the conversation as if it were yesterday. […]

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It’s time to pause already

It’s time to pause already

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 25 seconds It’s hard to avoid all of the advice, tips and tricks for success in business and life at this time of year. Wherever we go, especially online, we see something else we should be doing or another ‘six-steps to success strategy’ in our Facebook feed. This results in […]

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The devil’s in the email

The devil’s in the email

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 50 seconds It’s the start of a new year and many of us are returning to work full of good intentions. Intentions to be more effective. Aspirations to be more organised and to get that ever-elusive work-life balance just a bit better. Dreams to be a better leader… to be […]

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17 rules to help you fly in 2019

17 rules to help you fly in 2019

Image by Ricardo Gomes Angel – @ripato   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 […]

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