March 17

Are you motivated enough?

Are you motivated enough?

We’ve just had another successful Winter Paralympic Games. What stands out for me as an able-bodied person is how much we have to learn about motivation from people who have different physical and mental challenges to me. We hear a lot about can do versus a can’t do mentality. These Games have reminded us that the only limit to what we can do is ourselves.

December 30

Do you need to be more resilient?

Do you need to be more resilient?

Recently, I was asked to write a short piece for a clients start of year newsletter. They wanted something that focused on building resilience, especially given the two turbulent years the world has gone through and its impact on their organisation. I thought it would be good to share this article in my own blog post as this is the time of year people take stock on life.

April 6

Business values: myth or reality?

Business values: myth or reality?

We hear lots of organisations speak about their values especially in terms of fairness and equality. A lot of the time you are left wondering if this is simply virtue signalling rather than the truth. What does an organisation that REALLY lives its values look like?

June 26

The power of diversity

The power of diversity

Whilst the current focus on diversity is rightly concerned with equality, that isn’t the full picture. There is a huge advantage in diversity in its widest sense and there is plenty of evidence that this is the case.

May 6

Where are you headed?

Where are you headed?

Author J. K. Rowling reportedly said that she wrote the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book first, around the time when she initially conceptualised the famous saga back in 1990, while riding a train from Manchester to London.

December 31

Why do some teams fail?

Why do some teams fail?

One of the more interesting team related puzzles for me this year (2019) was the failure of the England team to, as I saw it, show up for Rugby World Cup Final. Having delivered a standout performance against the All Blacks in the semi-finals, it was difficult to believe that you were even watching the same team. Noting there were one or two ‘tactical’ substitutions. What happened?