Finding my why, understanding who I am

Finding my why, understanding who I am

Living and being my WHY is an essential part of who I am, why I get out bed in the morning and why I do what I do.  To help me articulate my WHY clearer and make sure I accurately understand my WHY, I've started to work through the new book from Simon Sinek, David Mead [...]

Finding my WHY, the start of my journey of self-discovery 

Finding my WHY, the start of my journey of self-discovery 

Last week I started reading Find Your Why, the new book and tool from Simon Sinek and his team.  My WHY, my personal purpose and values, are hugely important to me. I’ve studied my WHY for a long term. I’ve tweaked it over time to articulate in different ways, each time trying to improve it. [...]

Finding my WHY

Finding my WHY

Anybody who has followed this blog or met me will know that living my WHY is an essential element of my life. It's what drives me. It's what makes me get up in the morning. And it's partly why I created this blog in the first place. Well, today, I started reading Simon Sinek's new [...]

Leadership as it should be

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

No New Years resolutions found

Its that time of the year where people are starting to make their New Years resolutions. What are New Years resolutions I hear yin ask? Well, here's a definition:  New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise [...]

Book 4 – Superteams by Khoi Tu

Book 4 – Superteams by Khoi Tu

This is the fourth book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. --- What's the book about? "In Superteams, renowned teamwork specialist Khoi Tu explains how to make sure your team delivers consistently superior results and emerges stronger from the inevitable crises you will face. What do the [...]