I queued to pay for my coffee at one of my company’s many fabulous in-house coffee shops. Presenting my card for payment prompted my server to share with me that it was her first day at this location, and that she was a little nervous, despite having worked for years at a very similar location… Read More Something old, something new …
During a quick timeout in a match, the most wonderful Nigel Owens took a moment to “have a word” with the two team captains (All Blacks vs Wallabies, 26 August 2017): “As far as I’m concerned you’ve all been excellent but I’m starting to get a little bit of niggle and chat now off the… Read More It’s all about style …
I rather like Robin Sharma’s classic, Leadership Lessons from the Monk who sold his Ferrari, and especially this definition of leadership which comes close to something I’m comfortable with when trying to understand exactly what leadership is. See what you think.
I’ve been thinking an awful lot about what it means to be an authentic leader. If honest, I guess it’s something that’s always unconsciously there with me – and I’d like to think I’m known for being credible and trustworthy and genuine. So I’ve taken some time to truly reflect on what being an authentic… Read More From the heart . . .
If I lived in the US, I feel sure I’d be applying to work for Blake Mycoskie. Watch this 4 minute film to hear his views on leadership, vision, and working together.
Tim Smit is co-founder of the Eden Project. I read that when in the middle of setting up this now famous visitor attraction in Cornwall, the project’s chairman asked him to share his management plans. Spending a hurried weekend writing them down, he came up with some rules. Golden-threaded through them are themes which I… Read More Analyse that . . .
Bill George has written some wonderful words about authentic leadership. I just wondered . . . what makes you authentic in your leadership? If you could list 5 words or phrases that described your leadership style, what would they be?
# 6 in a series of 10 weekly 10 minute challenges Imagine if you allowed yourself just 10 minutes in each and every day to think about you Just 10 minutes of quiet time, of reflection, of focus. Not much is it? Imagine what you might achieve, and how you might feel Print it out, cut it out,… Read More Monday morning 10 minute challenge # 6 . . .