Creating a recipe, collating the ingredients

Creating a recipe, collating the ingredients

In my post yesterday I set out what I believe a ‘great team’ looks, acts and feels like - in other words, what I see the main ingredients of a ‘great team’ are. Like a recipe, this collection of attributes is created by bringing together a number of individual, yet connected, elements, or as I [...]

A Great Team – what does that mean?

A Great Team – what does that mean?

In March 2015 I started writing in this blog about my journey towards becoming a better leader, and as a consequence of this, I wanted to lead my team to become a ‘great team’. As we near the end of 2016 I’m taking time to reflect on what has happened within the team during the [...]

Bringing together the welfare system, my thoughts 

Bringing together the welfare system, my thoughts 

I've always been keen on bringing a new approach and new thinking into my work. I've always questioned the status quo. I've always grabbed opportunities to improve the way things are done. And I've always used my superpower of creative thinking to think differently about the way we do things. Well over the past month [...]

Unlocking my best self to leadfully

Unlocking my best self to leadfully

Recently I've signed to start using the new toy, sorry, tool from SYPartners - Leadfully. Leadfully provides a system of tips, tools, and everyday actions you can use to activate your authentic leadership style.   As part of the daily challenges, thoughts & inspiration that they send out via e-mail, they sent a challenge to [...]

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 5 – Start with Why & Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Book 5 – Start with Why & Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

This is the fifth and final book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. --- What's the book about? Book 1: https://youtu.be/u4ZoJKF_VuA "Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? [...]

Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U

Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U

This is the third book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. Find out what was first and second in my list. — What's the book about? Book 1 - "Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to [...]

Book 1 – Onward by Howard Schultz

Book 1 – Onward by Howard Schultz

This is the first book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. ---   What's the book about? "In 2000, Starbuck's founder and CEO Howard Schultz stepped down from daily oversight of the company and assumed the role of chairman. Eight years later, in the midst of the [...]