Vision quote by Simon Sinek

“Vision” is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past. – Simon Sinek, www.startwithwhy.com

Recruiting using the Cathedral test

A couple of years ago I made my first ever appointment in my team – see Building the right team with the right people – and this week, I’ve had my latest new employee start within my team as an intern. Going through this recruitment process has got me thinking about what kind of person…

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…

Being vulnerable, building trust  

After identifying my first action as ‘tackling being a lone-leader’, I realised that to do this, I needed to tackle one of the other biggest issues within the team – trust. There just wasn’t a lot of trust in the team. Whenever we hit a rough patch, everybody in the team retreated into their shells,…