#1 Define Your Business

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#8 Let 100 Flowers Blossom

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#7 Get High Right

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#5 Change Your Mind

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#6 Ignore The Nay-Sayers

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#4 Polarise People!

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#3 Don’t Worry, Be Crappy

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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#2 Jump The Next Curve

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019! I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was … Continued

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ATTITUDES & BEHAVIOUR – THE ‘OK CORRAL’

I recently discussed Attitudes and Behaviours with the brilliant Mark Terrell for his podcast –  the reluctant leader podcast  – which I can highly recommend tuning in to! During our conversation we spoke specifically about a challenge leaders and managers often face – handling an employee’s behaviour and attitude at work. For some leaders, adopting … Continued

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We would love to share with you some life-changing leadership tools! A FREE Performance Navigator for managing people A FREE video email series for the award-winning Liberating Leadership programme Please enter your details below to sign-up to these fabulous leadership tools: First Name * Last Name * Email * Yes please!

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SMARTIE combats CAKES

I was listening to Jeremy Vine’s show on Radio 2 a few of days ago, on the way to the station. They were talking about how terrible offices had become – ‘so many people bring in cakes nowadays, offices are turning into glorified patisseries, contributing to the country’s obesity problem and causing us all to … Continued

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Liberating Leadership in action

Birds on a wire - Liberating Leadership in action

I had some feedback a while ago that captured the essence of Liberating Leadership. It was from a highly respected military leader in the RAF, describing Liberating Leadership in action! The statement that resonated most, and which is the fundamental basis of our training is  ‘Character is everything.  Authentic, genuine, deep character.  And, without it, … Continued

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Leadership mindset – The Crux

Big autumn oak with red leaves on a blue sky background. The Crux = developing the right leadership mindset

Developing the right leadership mindset | blog 3 of 10   The second part of my 8 Point Plan is The Crux. And no, we’re not talking Harry Potter here. The ‘crux’ of anything is the nub, the root, the central piece on which everything is built, and without which everything will collapse. Hopefully this … Continued

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The Mirror – through the eyes of a horse!

Through the eyes of a horse

Through the eyes of a horse … or just horsing around. This is a follow-up post to Leadership – The Mirror. We are at Point 1 of the powerful 8-point plan for creating business leaders. Are you ready to go further and understand other ways of ‘holding up the mirror’? Are you prepared to see … Continued

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Leadership – The Mirror

The Mirror - self awareness in Leadership

Leadership starts with you | blog 2 of 10   Every advance, every conceptual achievement of mankind has been connected with an advance in self-awareness.” Dr Carl G Jung Great leaders are generally very self aware, but this is not the case for everyone. Few really appreciate the impact they have on other people, which … Continued

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Reward and recognition – the importance of consistency in leadership

Reward and recognition. What gets noticed gets done! A crucial aspect of leadership is consistency especially in reward and recognition. An example of this is well-explained in the following extract from ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. Captain Bligh was in fact a brilliant leader but only in certain contexts and situations. His major flaw was his … Continued

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Woodberry Down Community Primary School

Head of Woodberry Down, Greg Wallace, was inspired by the power and potential usefulness of the Insights Discovery® model, having experienced it during the national pilot multi-agency team development programme commissioned by the National College of School Leadership.

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The Meningitis Trust

The Meningitis Trust is the only charity in the UK focussed on supporting people affected by meningitis. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, the Trust supports over 20,000 people a year through its professional services and community based support – helping people to rebuild their lives after meningitis strikes. The Trust has a team of … Continued

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