Now is the perfect time to review what you did and what you achieved over the past year, and invent ways to build powerfully on it and make your next year even better.
In the day to day hurly burly of life and business we hardly ever take time out to make a clear […]
Two people I know died over the Christmas holidays.
The first one, Colin, had a profound influence on me 40 years ago. He was one of my favourite teachers at school. I liked and respected him, and the feeling was reciprocated. As a result, I wanted to learn from him, and he became one of the […]
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Collaboration – the key to Bigger, Better & Faster
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Collaboration is one of the most effective, and fastest, ways […]
I decided to pay a little visit to the Apple store on London's Regent Street this morning. It's one of those places I gravitate to when I'm in the area and have a few spare minutes, for no other reason than I just love being there.
And that's the point, really. The Regent Street […]
Doing stuff together with other people just works. – and it can be very easy.
Whether it's work, rest or play, sharing the load/experience/fun with someone else invariably produces a worthwhile outcome.
When it somes to business, I believe passionately in the power and benfit of collaboration within, and between, organisations.
Engagement, openness and co-creation can always […]
Do you remember how just two years ago millions of people both inside and outside the US were enthused and excited by the possibilities they saw for the future, and delighted in using the phrase “Yes we can!”
One morning last week on the “Today” programme on BBC Radio 4, I heard a report on the […]
Over 2500 years old, this is one of my favourite leadership quotes. Empowering others, rather than self glorification, lies at the heart of real leadership – try telling that to some of the big business egos!
To lead people, walk beside them… As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next […]
Say what you're going to do
Do what you said you'd do
If anything goes wrong, as quickly as possible, let people know what happened, the consequences & what action you're taking. In other words return to 1 and repeat.
This is one in an occasional series of short thoughts on the question "What is Leadership?"
We all have things that we'd prefer not to do right now, even though we know they will bring long term benefits.
We'd rather exchange that long term benefit for present pleasure. And often we justify it by saying "I can always do that tomorrow." (aka procrastination)
This morning my alarm rang at 6:00, I soooo […]
For pretty much all of the 30+ years that I’ve been in business, I have employed the power of collaboration.
Before I did what I do now, I ran an engineering business based in Kent. It was my family business, I was the fourth generation of my family to work in it, and I started there […]
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