Leadership Concepts

What I learned about human behaviour at the WPO conference

Last month at annual Women Presidents Organisation conference, held in Baltimore, USA, I learned…


Effective leadership in the charity sector

Effective leadership is vital within an organisation if it wants to get the best from its people.…


My Most Inspiring Books of 2013

As we end the year, I have been writing up my continuing professional development (CPD) log for the…


What really counts as a leader when striving to achieve tough goals

Imagine the scenario.   It’s minus forty degrees and the wind is blowing straight into your face.…


Robert Dilts, Pilar Godino, Tony Nutley

Leadership is......

I was recently on a programme about leadership being run by Robert Dilts and Pilar Godino, where…


Are you a lifesaver as a leader?

When I was younger, I learned lifesaving skills which quaified me to be a lifeguard at the local…


Mindset is key for growth oriented entrepreneurs

One of the major factors that is critical for business owners to consider when growing their…


What helps people to take risks?

Last week I was delivering a session on Risk Taking, and as part of the presentation I was thinking…


How good a listener are you?

Listening for Comprehension I like this video clip of Kevin Sharer, Amgen CEO describing what what…


Work from the end point backwards

I recently listened to two podcasts that had a very similar theme and one that I subscribe to -…


Five habits you need to develop to be an inspirational leader

To be an inspirational leader – You need to have a clear VISION, generate PASSION by understanding…


Qualities that are most essential for today's leadership

I was listening to a webinar this week where Frances Hesselbein was being interviewed about…


Does Borgen inspire integration in the boardroom?

I have been avidly watching the latest Danish thriller, Borgen, which has recently been airing on…


Have you considered the power of your language?

I was having a conversation recently about the power and influence of language, as books like Words…


The Aga Personality

I recently moved house and was delighted when I realised that the cottage I was moving into had an…


7 tips for stepping out of your comfort zone this year

  Change something every day.  It may be as simple as sitting in a different chair at home,…


Which Hierarchy of Success?

I was reading Seth Godin's blog posting about the hierarchy of success where he talks about the…


Rocks, sponges and teacups

It's been another week of learning and sharing whilst I attended the HR Forum onboard the…


Rugby clubs are similar to small businesses

This week I have been busy attending the launch events for the RFU Leadership Academy for leaders…


Appreciative Intelligence

I was in touch with a business colleague this week who uses appreciative enquiry in her coaching…


5 Things you Need to Know as a Leader

Last night I was speaking at an event on Leadership so I thought I would share with you the 5…


What's a weekend?

It's now Sunday evening and I have been working flat out for the last two days - so I am glad the…


Innovation: Malcolm Gladwell's comparison of Picasso and Cezanne

It's day one of the Women President's Organisation annual conference and its off to a great…


How to keep focused on your goals

If you want to get better at keeping focused on your goals then here is a useful method that…