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


More Than This: The Power of Momentum

The following text is an extract from More Than This: Your Heroic Quest to Find Inspiration, Intent, Impact and Insight  Excellent. Now you are inspired. You have overcome indecision. And you have clearly and specifically set your intent. It’s time to get moving… to overcome inertia. Have you ever push-started a car? It’s less of … Read more More Than This: The Power of Momentum


More Than This: Who Needs Inspiration Anyway?

The following text is an extract from More Than This: Your Heroic Quest to Find Inspiration, Intent, Impact and Insight  It is from Part 1: Inspiration. It follows on from a previous post – Why Your Leadership Matters Inspiration is the foundation of this journey. If you aren’t inspired, you can expect a life of sitting … Read more More Than This: Who Needs Inspiration Anyway?


More Than This: Why Your Leadership Matters

The following text is an extract from More Than This: Your Heroic Quest to Find Inspiration, Intent, Impact and Insight  I want to teach you what I’ve learned about kick-starting your life. I want to give you the tools you’ll need to build and sustain massive momentum. And I want to help you create and achieve the kind … Read more More Than This: Why Your Leadership Matters


Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really?

I’m curious about leadership and it’s potential to make a real difference in our lives – from the micro-level of families and communities, right through to the macro-level of nations and international partnerships. But I’ve always struggled to define it clearly. At least, to distinguish between leadership for good and leadership for… well, less good. … Read more Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really?


Power, Confidence and the Danger of Comparison

What do you think when you look at someone with immense personal power? Say Oprah Winfrey, or Nelson Mandela, or Jane Goodall, or Helen Clark, or Ghandi, or George Clooney, or Bill Gates? Someone who eschews confidence and wields influence? Someone who is humble and dedicated to making a difference? I’m sure you have a … Read more Power, Confidence and the Danger of Comparison


Grievances you Perceive… Your Personal Mission

I am writing this article in Vienna, where I took the time to visit the Victor E. Frankl Museum. I have recently finished reading his book Man’s Search for Meaning, and I was curious to visit the place where he did much of his work, after he was freed from Türkheim camp (associated with Dachau concentration … Read more Grievances you Perceive… Your Personal Mission


Uncertainty: What To Do When You Don’t Know…

I remember as a child, the excitement that would build and build in the lead-up to Christmas Day. Starting with putting up the tree and decorating it, school finishing up for the summer holidays (I live in the Southern Hemisphere), going shopping with my saved-up pocket money to buy gifts for family… There were always … Read more Uncertainty: What To Do When You Don’t Know…