Obligation: What To Do When It Steals Your Joy

It’s easy to make excuses. To think of a million reasons why you haven’t fulfilled your obligation… whatever the obligation is. I didn’t write a blog article for about six months… why? In my case – it was winter, work got busy, family life was busy, I published my first book… The thing is though, … Read more Obligation: What To Do When It Steals Your Joy


Excuses: Why Great Leaders Never Make Them

There are always excuses available to you. Always. If you fly regularly, you’ve probably noticed that there are lots of things that the flight crew – both those inside the cockpit and outside it – do consistently… the same way… every time. There are checklists and shiny big signs and flags on things reminding people … Read more Excuses: Why Great Leaders Never Make Them


Detail or Big Picture: The Not-So-Obvious Truth

One of the most common ways that management and individual contributors find themselves at loggerheads, is the sense that each has that the other isn’t paying enough attention to something that they value highly – the individual contributor is frustrated that leadership isn’t paying enough attention to why the subtle differences between thing A and … Read more Detail or Big Picture: The Not-So-Obvious Truth


Problem Solving: If Ya Gotta Problem… Yo, I’ll Solve It

I’m not too proud to admit that as an impressionable ‘tween’ I had a girl-crush on Vanilla Ice. In fact, if you’d popped round to our house for a cuppa, you’d probably find me in the lounge playing Ice Ice Baby at full volume, singing and dancing as though no one was watching (which thankfully they … Read more Problem Solving: If Ya Gotta Problem… Yo, I’ll Solve It


Emotional Overwhelm – When Your Feelings are Just Too Big

Have you ever cared about something so much that it hurts? Maybe a person – a loved one, or a cause? Have you ever felt a lump forming in your throat just thinking about the what-ifs? An emotional overwhelm so big it threatens to engulf you? I have. Or should I say, I do. In the … Read more Emotional Overwhelm – When Your Feelings are Just Too Big


First Impressions: Why You Must Switch Off the Autopilot

When someone visits your home – especially if it’s the first time they have visited – chances are, you spend a little bit of time getting ready for them to arrive. You care about their first impressions. You might tidy up a bit. You might plump the cushions. You might vacuum. You might make sure … Read more First Impressions: Why You Must Switch Off the Autopilot