Who Do You Influence?

All of us are influenced by people, places, events and situations all of the time. Sometimes we are affected more or less by these things, but we are continually being influenced by what happens around us.   It is true to say that we cannot not influence those around...

Managing In a Virtual World

Historically, management has been based on the workforce being located in the same place, all there at the same time and sharing a common culture. This has led to many of today’s managers believing it’s their job to control the workforce.  However, the...

Make Sure Your Feedback Lands!

Can you remember what was written on your school reports? Whenever I pose this question, it seems to summon up negative memories for most people. Hardly anyone remembers being praised or told they were doing really well. Quite the contrary. Often people remember...

What Direction Are You Talking?

Have you ever stopped to consider the direction in which you are focusing someone’s attention, simply by what you say and how you say it? Recently, I’ve been working with a group of senior leaders who have unconsciously been mis-directing their...

What Is Your Leadership Brand?

Recently, whilst clearing out some old files from my online library, I came across a piece of work on leadership behaviour that I had carried out over eight years ago that still appeared to be current. At that time, I had been working with a senior team in the...