Category Archives: Leadership

Building A Special Team

As the old adage goes, time flies when you are having fun. It is amazing how quick the years go by nowadays. I celebrated my birthday with close friends and family, as well as receiving a crazily large bunch of generous messages across social media. Firstly, I have to express my gratitude to everyone for […]

René Receives Honorary Doctorate

Education Is The Passport There is a time in our lives when we don’t quite believe in ourselves. Often, someone special takes the time to encourage you, look out for you – a mentor. They give you their confidence and unconditional support. For many people over the years this person has been René Carayol. Roehampton […]

Who Are You Listening To

Who Are You Listening To? As the late great Maya Angelou reminded us, “Not everyone remembers what you said, but everyone remembers how you made them feel.” The progressive senior executives I have the privilege of coaching appear to have a current common theme, that they care strongly about the ‘trickle down’ effect of their […]

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO Leading a team is never about the glory of being in charge but the strength of the togetherness. Humble origins can prepare and propel the most ordinary appearing people for extraordinary destinies. It doesn’t matter where you come from – everyone can be a leader. I’m going through my […]

Change Is Your Choice

Change Is Your Choice Ever since the tragedy of George Floyd last year, I have been asked to facilitate many Inclusion interventions, as senior leadership teams seek to understand and harness the power of an inclusive culture. Gary was the Group Procurement Director, and a very good one at that. From my early exchanges he […]

Everybody Deserves A Voice

Everybody Deserves A Voice London is not your city or my city, it is everybody’s city. With 40% of Londoner’s being ethnic minorities, it’s a special cosmopolitan city. Incredibly purpose driven, caring, ambitious and a natural team player. All these were obvious and compelling on the 30 minute initial Zoom call with Heather. It was […]

Clarity, Certainty and Hope

Clarity, Certainty and Hope Many have spoken about VUCA times, where it all becomes Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. We had a large taste of it in 2008, during the global financial crash, but the Coronavirus has really challenged every nation, and every person. We will share some thoughts and insights that may help you […]

How To Handle Failure

You Lost, You Failed. What’s Next? Losing and Failing. Something we all experience in our lives, sometimes big and sometimes small, but is losing the end of the world? And how do leaders deal with setbacks? Look at our political party leaders: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and […]

Talent – How to Have it and How to Keep it

It’s Harder Now than it’s Ever Been There are a huge and growing number of extremely talented young people in our world, but the traditional deployment of the hierarchy of business does not always see or allow the most talented people to be at the top of the organisation. Given the electrifying pace of business […]