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Release your inner leader

The title is based on the assumption that we all have the potential to inspire others. I am convinced that if we want to, each of us can tap into our potential today and release a little of our inner leader with three simple steps. Connect with who and what you care...

Once upon a time

I recently returned from a visit to the Almeria coastline in Spain where I found myself visiting the film set of ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, my all time favourite film. I was reminded of the day when my father came home and announced. “I’ve just seen a film where...

Look in the mirror

Taken from a talk I gave at the ICAEW Annual Practice Conference 2011 Being able to work through others is a fundamental skill for a leader. As a leader, your focus includes: Working with peers to set and communicate direction and identify new opportunities Inspiring...

Putting yourself in other people’s shoes

A way of moving forward with a difficult relationship or communication is to spend five minutes trying to understand  the other person’s perspective and connect with what they are feeling. This may help you gain new insights and perhaps enable you to develop new...

Facing Fear

These are two of my favourite quotes. “He couldn’t stand being afraid. When he found something that scared him, he’d just do it ‘til the fear went away.” The Bodyguard 1992 ‘As they neared the gates, he saw a large guard dog with huge teeth and red eyes. It was...

Trust Formula for Professionals

One of the most important features of building engagement is to cultivate relationships based on trust. Two things you can implement immediately to increase levels of trust: Increase frequency of interactions  –  so if you see a person or a team once a month,...