Looking backwards to move forward 

Looking backwards to move forward 

Over the past few days I have been writing about my reflections on the last 21 months in my journey of leading my team towards becoming a ‘great team’. I have covered the topics of the importance of time and patience, how I became more vulnerable to build trust, and how I have been working on communicating [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 2 – The Knowledge – Management and Leadership from A to Z by Carl Taylor

Book 2 – The Knowledge – Management and Leadership from A to Z by Carl Taylor

This is the second book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. This book is quite simply a practical handbook for individuals, teams and organisations to help them develop both individually and as a collective. This is something that I promise you will refer to over and over again.

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 [...]