Conscious and Unconscious Bias

There is a lot of talk these days within the business community about conscious and unconscious bias, but what does it all mean? To understand the concept we must first look at the conscious and unconscious mind. The conscious mind is logical and rational and reacts to different situations in life while the unconscious mind is […]

Ageism in the Workplace – The New Frontier for Diversity and Inclusion

I remember my grandmother saying to me once when she was 70 “I know on the outside you see an old woman but on the inside, I’m still 27”. I never really understood what she meant by that statement until I turned 50 …… because I still feel the same energy, enthusiasm and passion for […]

Goal Setting 2018 And Keeping The Momentum Going

Goal Setting For The New Year And Keeping The Momentum Going Now that Christmas is over and the last of the turkey sandwiches have been devoured its about this time we start to look forward to the new year and 2018. We reflect on the past, the ups, downs and success and look forward to the year […]

A Wise Sage Talks About Feedback

A Wise Sage Talks About Feedback. Many years ago, as a newly appointed manager, I had the opportunity to have a one to one dinner with our CEO. He was a very wise leader who was coming towards the end of his career and had seen it all. During dinner he asked me what I […]

Meetings ….. Quick Tips.

Ah … Meetings Ask any leader what a key challenge is for them in their day to day business life and they will likely say they are time poor and typically we spend a significant amount of time in meetings. So doesn’t it make sense then to make sure that, as an organisation, we ensure […]

Empowering Questions

Empowering Questions. Sometimes as Leaders we can fall into the trap, when asked by one of our team for advice, of automatically giving them the answer. This may be a sign of a Leader or an expert, but how effective is this approach in developing leaders behind you? You will never hear me say ‘don’t […]

The Power of Appreciation

Power of Appreciation. When we are feeling good about ourselves, our performance improves. We achieve more because we are more motivated to try new things. When we are feeling positive, our doubts fade and our confidence grows dramatically. If we want our teams to perform at their creative best, then it is crucial that we […]

Unleash Series 1: Reconnecting with our PLP Learning

Edition 1 I am delighted to launch the ‘Unleash Series’, a monthly reminder of some of the material that we covered when you completed your Personal Leadership Programme. The idea behind the series is to support you in remaining connected to the material and in integrating the learning into your behaviours. As we know from […]

The Impact Of This Speech Is As Powerful As The Day It Was Made

“…And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able […]

The Way We Teach – The Way We Learn!

A friend of mine Mary McCarthy sent me this recently and it really hit home. Maybe it is because we adopted two dogs from the Animal Rescue Centre, Mo & Lulu  (brother and sister). It has been challenging training them, and in fairness we had a rough start, Mo broke his leg in two places, […]