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Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Average reading time: 2 minutes Focus on team development, constantly. The only way to build a genuine high-performing team is to work, constantly, on being a high-performing team. Great teams are not built as a result of a single two-day offsite at a nice hotel.   Do the basics well, with ruthless consistency. Bells, whistles […]

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Radical candour

Radical candour

Average reading time: 3 minutes 12 seconds Despite having served in the British Army for ten years, I’m deeply uncomfortable with conflict. My drive to maintain harmony in all aspects of life is so strong that I’ll readily make personal sacrifices in the interest of avoiding any form of conflict.   It’s easy to put […]

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Basics done well

Basics done well

Average reading time: 1 minute 45 seconds I’ve just finished planning my day over a fantastic coffee in the café next to my office. In my moments of self-doubt (we all have them!) I sometimes think this is an expensive indulgence in terms of time and money. My inner saboteur tells me that I really […]

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23 lessons in leadership and life

23 lessons in leadership and life

1. Never communicate difficult messages via email. Deliver them in person, face-to-face – and if you really can’t do that then pick up the phone. It’s about integrity. 2. Our personal network is critical. Be intentional about developing, nurturing and protecting it. Your network is one of the best insurance policies you’ll ever have. (Thanks […]

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Building a high performing team is like a marriage

Building a high performing team is like a marriage

Average reading time: 2 minutes 20 seconds Creating and leading a high-performing team is a lot like getting married. When we commit to marriage, very little appears to change at a surface level. When in reality, we are entering into an entirely new relationship that requires much more effort and commitment. The same is true […]

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