Make your team stronger – by looking at pictures


“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford Every team is different, so it makes sense that thinking about your group personality is a great way of strengthening your team’s brand values and working together more successfully. A little while ago I was working with a Trustee Board […]

4 ways to declutter your work and mind

Cluttered desk

Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. In a recent report by the Deloitte University press, 65% of executives surveyed said that the “overwhelmed employee” was an urgent or important trend, while 44% said they were not ready to deal with this relatively new phenomenon. The report went on to detail that information overload, and the […]

The ONE thing you can do to improve your work/life balance


“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Philip Green “ According to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), work related stress costs Britain 10.4 million working days a year. But the cost to mental health has wider and more severe ramifications. According to a recent MHF […]

Three ways you can inspire your team (and what to do when your inspiration levels plummet)


“If your actions inspire  others to dream more, learn more and become more, you are a leader” John Quincy Adams As a leader, it’s your responsibility to develop your team.  Of course, you’re responsible for making sure they have the skills and tools to do their jobs. But have you ever considered how important it is […]

4 steps to more authentic leadership (and why it matters so much)

Authentic leader

“To thy own self be true.” Polonius, Hamlet Recently I went to a networking event. I had a good time, and met some interesting people – but the highlight for me was a group discussion on authentic leadership.   What is authentic leadership? My group broadly agreed on the hallmarks of an authentic leader – someone trustworthy, […]

Work overload? Ease up!

Work overload

Last week Helen*, the CEO of a charity, complained to me about her work overload. She said “my Board keeps coming up with new ideas to make the organisation more successful – but there’s only me to implement them.” She said nobody appreciated that these new ideas would need work to make them succeed, and nobody else offered […]