Tag Archives: Collaboration

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 […]

Innovation for Continuation

Planning for the Future I had the privilege of being the host, compere and MC for the ITG Innovation event at the luxurious Resorts World in Birmingham, England. There was an energising buzz from early in the morning that lasted right through to the close at 4.30pm. With well over 700 attendees in a beautiful […]

Soft Power is Smart Power

Soft Power is Smart Power

It’s More Than Academia I had just finished my address to the gathered officers of the Royal Navy at HMS Collingwood, the swish maritime warfare training centre in Fareham, England, when a prominent professor from Oxford University gave a thought-provoking speech on soft power. He was very challenging of Britain’s lack of innovation and new […]

The Squandering of Soft Power

A New Age of Leadership There was a time when the people worked for the leader, today, increasingly the leader works for the people. In a world that is moving faster and faster, and is more complex with far more unforgiving markets, it is rare that the leader can make and take all the big […]