Time for Dry Socks?

If we could only offer one piece of advice to leaders in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, it would be this – keep the dry socks handy. In the trenches of World War I, particularly during the winter of 1914-1915, Trench Foot, as it later became known, was a serious and debilitating problem …

New Year……. Same You

I’m kind of over the old adage ‘New Year, New You’. There’s a ton of stuff around at the moment that promises (in no particular order) to make me richer, smarter, fitter, younger, more confident, more popular, sexier, slimmer, more employable, more promote-able……. you name it, there’s a new year’s resolution for everything. I get …

Limited Introductory Free Coaching Package Offer

New for 2019, we are offering  new clients a free coaching session when booked as part of a package.  Clients who book in January and February 2019, will receive six coaching sessions for the price of a five-session package. This package includes: Pre-coaching sponsor requirements capture Before the coaching takes place, we will meet you (and your …

PoISE

  Think back to the last time you felt insecure or unsure of yourself in a professional setting.  What happened?  Did your mouth dry up?  Did your words dry up?  Did your breathing become shallow and your heart race?  Did you overcompensate by talking too much or too loudly or too fast?  Did you flap …

The Way We Spend Our Power

On Sunday, I attended our local church for the Remembrance Day service on the Centenary of the Armistice.  Remembering and honouring those who made this sacrifice is poignant and moving – no matter what your religious persuasion. During the course of the service, the congregation sang a hymn by Ally Barrett – ‘Hope For The …

Growing, Growing…. Gone!

On Sunday, I sat glued to the edge of my seat as I watched Lewis Hamilton win his 5th Formula 1 World Championship.  It wasn’t pretty.  It was a hard fought victory seeing the world champ finish fourth.  Two places behind his biggest rival, Vettel.  It’s ok.  Hamilton was well within the margin of what …

Really?

One of the most powerful and challenging questions I have ever been asked was actually just a single word. Really? It was asked, not in an incredulous, ‘yeah right, I-don’t-believe-a-word-you-are-saying’ kind of way, but in an earnest, curious way and from a position of respectful challenge.  It was early on in my career and my …