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 misdirecting their team’s...

What’s Your Style?

What is your leadership style and what does this mean to your team? I am not suggesting that there is a right or wrong style. After all, you need to adopt the right style to fit the specific situation and person. What I am saying is that some styles are better suited...

How Things Were Done Around Here!

Changing “the way things are done around here” can take time. There is no easy fix and the legacy of a past culture often has a tight hold long after it has been changed. There is a great story, based on a real study carried out in the early sixties, that...

4 Reflective Questions Every Leader Should Ask

If you stop to consider how people grow and develop, you will find ways to ensure your team reaches its potential…as a very natural part of what you all do. First, it helps if you are aware of what makes people tick! So become curious about how the mind works,...

What Is Your Leadership Brand?

Recently, whilst clearing out some old files, I came across a piece of work on leadership behaviour that I had carried out over ten years ago that still appears to be current. At that time, I’d been working with a senior team in the construction industry,...