| By & Posted in Advent Series 2017

My favourite solution of 2017 When one of my public sector clients asked for my help to create a coaching culture in his organisation 12 months ago I had a choice – did I seek to grow coaches in the organisation selected from a leadership community that was already working at capacity OR did I […]

| By & Posted in Advent Series 2017

Thinking differently is the prime requirement of leaders when facing challenge. In his book first published in 2015, Matthew Syed explores the fields of aviation, medicine and law and explains where thinking differently and learning from (multiple) failures has lifesaving consequences…lessons often learnt at significant human cost. The path to success is through multiple failures. […]

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“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Patrick Lencioni. I undertook some CPD this year with the excellent ICF Accredited Training Providers Coaching Development. I already enjoy 1:1 coaching and with team coaching there is so much more […]

| By & Posted in Advent Series 2017

Insights Discovery is an indispensable tool that recognises an individual’s behaviour to help improve communication, decision making and performance. Widely recognised as the ‘colour wheel’, Insights Discovery is an excellent tool to quickly get teams understanding their dynamic and regularly exposes why tensions in teams occur – and what to do about them. Teams who have […]

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This concept was brought to me by Keith Grint – that management is about ‘déjà vu’ (already seen) and leadership is about ‘vu jade’ (never been there). If you see a problem and you recognise it then the solution will likely be a tried and tested process implemented through management. If you see a challenge […]

| By & Posted in Advent Series 2017

I believe that coaching can be an excellent method for realising brilliance in leaders. Group coaching has the potential to truly unlock the innovation and creativity that supports leaders to think differently about their situations. During the evaluation of my Coaching Skills For Leaders (CS4L) Programme in May I discovered a Return on Investment of […]

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  I’m a big fan and advocate of Mission Command and I’m still developing how to transfer my experience of Mission Command in the Royal Air Force to equip leaders in corporate roles. David Marquet does a brilliant job of explaining how he does it in this 10-minute video clip. Advent is a season of […]

| By & Posted in forty-quotes

Keep learning everybody! Thanks to Sarah & George for helping with the 40 quotes and I wish you all a Happy Easter.   Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy

| By & Posted in forty-quotes

We all have fears of what could go wrong…choose courage as the antidote to fear   The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. Simon Sinek