Category Archives: Taking control

New Year, same old problems?

The structure of the year and the passing of the decades have always had a strong effect on me, especially the idea of an end of a decade, and the opportunities that a new unfolding decade might bring. The symbolic … Continue reading

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Should we look to Shackleton rather than Machiavelli?

Much of my work is focused on supporting genuinely talented people become better leaders and I’m o-l-d enough to have read tomes on what it takes to be a good manager and effective leader; from the not-so-lofty books like the … Continue reading

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No 10 top tips here, just an idea…

I was struck listening to Gordon Brown last month quietly sharing his respect and thanks for the life of Keir Hardy, Labour’s first leader who during his life summoned immense courage and focus. Life was tough for Keir who like … Continue reading

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Why ‘WHY’ matters when influencing others

As a coach it’s absolutely fantastic to get regular news of how my coachees are progressing. Many have moved onto more senior roles within their present companies, or been headhunted into new ones. Others are moving lock-stock-and-barrel to new countries … Continue reading

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Eiger here or you go there? What’s it to be?

I was bought up fearing big mountains like Everest as monstrous unfathomable slabs of rock that consumed countless mountaineers. The Eiger was particularly notorious with its menacing north face staring down many a brave attempt to conquer it. Some died … Continue reading

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