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.… Continue reading Finding my WHY, the start of my journey of self-discovery
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… Continue reading Finding my WHY
To say this year has been an annus horribilis could be an understatement. After breaking my leg and ankle earlier in the year, my Nan, one of my only constant parts of my life since childhood, became poorly and then, after a short period of palliative care, passed away. Alongside this, we have had one… Continue reading Taking time to recharge
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
The funny thing about looking back at the progress that we have made as a team - and I have made as a leader - over the past 21 months is that you quickly realise that there have been some very good times and times that have been very challenging. Some of these good times… Continue reading Communicate towards trust
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… Continue reading A Great Team – what does that mean?