July 31, 2019

Do we really have the right perspective on 'fear'? How do we befriend fear and succeed without it? With the focus on unacceptably high levels of mental ill-health and anxiety pervading our workplaces right now, we need to find better ways to work. Fear has too much power - enough to change our minds and our chemistry. But it doesn't need to...

July 29, 2019

What do fencing, tae kwon do and wrestling have in common? Two sparring partners determined to take each other down. There can only be one winner.

We see it in the workplace when two people compete for attention or reward. It is easy to spot as the battle usually gets bigger until someone has to bow out. What is harder to spot is the interna...

July 23, 2019

'Here is John. See John run. Here is Betty. See Betty run. Here is Spot. See Spot run.' The John and Betty books I grew up with at school supposedly taught me to read and expand my language. But, given the topics, they didn't teach me much about life. Kids run, and so do dogs it seems.

How life-expanding is the learning in your organisation?...

July 10, 2019

These Millennials are causing a lot of conversation and some of it with consternation. They want to move fast, disrupt status quo, develop themselves deeply, broadly, widely, quickly, and have a flexible work-life balance that allows them to stay fit and embrace their lives away from work. At the same time they want to have positive social...

May 10, 2019

How do you answer a question like that?  I was recently asked my opinion on the state of learning and development globally. Not just a small question… and how do you answer it, in truth?

The reason most people leave their jobs, other than problems with their immediate manager, is lack of progression and development. Salary is always in the m...

April 1, 2019

Ever felt like you wished you hadn't got started? They just won't stop talking and pushing advice at you. Most of it is off-beam and nothing you haven't already thought about yourself.

Ever felt like you wished you could get started? They won't talk to you and you wonder what advice to give them. You doubt you can offer anything they haven't...