Black Friday, Burning Leaf style

Earlier today I was proud to launch the first Black Friday offering for my company Burning Leaf Creatives.You can read my post below: You may have noticed that today is Black Friday. In case you didn’t know, Black Friday is a major shopping day which originated in the United States. It grew in the States as… Continue reading Black Friday, Burning Leaf style

Building the right team

Today starts with an exciting development - I'm finally interviewing for a vacancy that I can fill permanently within my team.This is only the second time I have been able to decide if someone is the right person for my team. The first time went really well - you can read through some of my… Continue reading Building the right team

Leadership as it should be

Being a leader is a huge responsibility - not only do you need to look after yourself, but you are also responsible for taking care of those in your charge. Being able to use that responsibility, and privilege, can be tiring and draining. But it can also immensely rewarding. And this example from Starbucks proves… Continue reading Leadership as it should be

This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

At the start of 2017, Leadfully from the talented bunch at SYPartners challenged their followers to chart a better course — or even a new one. They asked us to look back at 2016 and consider: What did you do well as a leader? What could you have done better? Then they asked us to look ahead… Continue reading This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

An Open Letter to Howard Schultz: Is Starbucks starting to lose its mission again?

Dear Howard, Firstly, I have to say, your book, Onward has been a huge source of inspiration, guidance & thought creation for me. I personally connected to your story so much and have been so inspired by how you and your team have refocused around Starbucks mission - to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one… Continue reading An Open Letter to Howard Schultz: Is Starbucks starting to lose its mission again?