Just went to pick up some currency for my holiday, and the lady in the booth did a very smart thing. Instead of just counting it in her hand, she laid it out in a logical grid, by denomination so it was easy for me to see the total, before she re-counted and handed it […]
Leadership vs. Bullying
An interesting article on the BBC (see link) on why bullies flourish in the workplace. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150108-why-bosses-keep-bullies-around Unfortunately this is the critical reality of the workplace. Bosses don’t necessarily deliberately let this environment flourish, it tends to be passive rather than active. Bosses take the path of least resistance, and for the reasons given in the […]
Sunrise in the UK City of Soul
Staying on Top
I am sharing a great link from the Huffington Post about self care and looking out for ourselves. A simple 6 point self check to ensure we are fit always for what we are doing and how we present ourselves. The point about doing things we enjoy, which are not directly related to work, particularly […]
Dealing with Criticism
Great article on dealing with criticism. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150618-how-to-cope-with-criticism
A very interesting article in The Times this weekend . “All sorts of psychopaths, congenital liars and Machiavellian schemers could be slipping through the net of psychometric testing with disastrous effects scientists have warned. The classic “Big Five” traits used by psychologists to measure personality – extroversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness and neuroticism – are said […]
Complexity vs Simplicity
If we have a think about the vexing question of Greece’s mounting debt , repayments to the EU it looks like a very complex, involved political problem. However, when we start to look at the principles and values at stake the discussion could be a lot simpler. If we join a club (EU) and we […]
Well as the situation with FIFA unfolds, and the organisation continues to unravel itself, we can see the power of truth, authenticity and trust which are the key attributes of what we believe in within coaching. It was only a matter of time before the truth began to surface, and one can only imagine the […]
10 Quotes from Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran and the rest of the Shark Tank Investors
Not quite sun rising over the blue ocean, but a lovely sunrise over Copenhagen harbour. We can see construction cranes building, as we see in most places now as the economy builds
Four ways to jump start a small business.
Do Accidents Happen ?
This is a moot point. The word implies that things can happen which are out of our control. For years the British Police Force have been trying to change the anacronym RTA meaning Road Traffic Accident to RTI for Road Traffic Incident because accidents don’t just happen, they are made. Incidents happen when we take […]
We are all living a very volatile environment. This puts pressure on us, because it is not easy to deal with perpetual change. This effect can cause us to retrench, or into survival mode, similar to the base of the Maslow Pyramid. This could be the time when we are the most vulnerable, and need […]
I saw this post from www.entrepeneur.com today. This really puts some perspective on the negative, debilitating and catabolic energy that can be around, and engulf you. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246016
Science helps define Human Problems
Stress is often talked about. In the scientific world stress has the same definition as pressure, which is force/area. We talk about the stresses of life, which is similar to science. We have to deal with intellectual, personal, relationship, and financial forces. These forces can be internal and external. Our ability to cope with these […]
Well I am here at Brands Hatch which will be an awesome weekend of close racing. A lot has been going through my mind recently with work, and offspring doing critical exams. Racing allows me to both escape and really focus hard on the end result. All my energy has to focus on a short […]
As leaders and individuals we have to be self aware. However, we also need to be aware of the needs of others. That is not necessarily through dialogue and analysis, but just being present and using our peripheral vision.
Anatomy of a Change Agent – Part 2
You see things that others don’t.
I was reminded of the fact we are all our own higher inner coach. I saw again a quote from Warren Buffet, the great business guru, “Live Your Life By an Inner Scorecard” .
There is a lot talked about Transformational Leadership, but what does it mean, and how do we live it ? Transformational Leadership is not about rules, systems and processes. It is about challenging the status quo, being different and acting as a change agent. It is about doing work in a different way that is […]