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August 31, 2017

Action Plans: 4 Steps to Strike the Right Note

Imagine you are a violinist. It's the evening before a big concert at the Lincoln Center. It's your debut for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra! On the program is Mahler's epic fifth symphony. For some bizarre reason, you decide to go rogue. You're going to keep the sheet music for this particularly challenging piece locked […]

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January 19, 2017

Choose Life, Choose Change, Make it Happen

I'm tired. Very tired... But much to my surprise, I'm also very happy. If you're turning green with envy, or puce with revulsion, at the prospect of me sharing an unfeasibly upbeat success story, don't worry. My rosy, if sleepy, glow is the result of some painful change over the last few years – and there's […]

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December 22, 2016

The Greiner Curve: Will Your Organization Sink or Swim?

What's the key to a successful business? Why do some sink and others swim? Is it just a case of having the right product at the right time? Or is it that the company is good at managing and deflecting crises when they arise? The Greiner Curve is a simple tool that lays out the […]

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September 23, 2016

Forget the Monday Morning Blues and Find Pleasure in Your Career!

You've just got into the swing of the weekend and, yep, you've guessed it, Monday's here again. Cue setting alarm clocks, tossing and turning in bed worrying about that early morning presentation, the packed commute. Finally, you're back home… only for it all to start again the next day. Sometimes we get so caught up in the […]

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September 2, 2016

The Day I Learned to Think in Pictures

Someone once asked me to create a presentation using pictures and just two words per slide. That moment would go on to influence my career in a number of surprising ways. The challenge came as part of a presentation skills course. It helped me to realize that slides are often used as a crutch for the presenter. Most people, […]

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March 31, 2016

Take Your Team's Learning to the Top Level

"Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information." – Albert Einstein. Have you ever had to show your team members how to use a new system, or teach them a new skill? Did you struggle to hold their attention, or worry that your message wasn't getting through? People have different learning styles, and it […]

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July 30, 2015

Avoiding Burnout at Work!

"Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou When you suffer from burnout, you go through "the motions" at work instead of being truly engaged. Over time, this leads to cynicism, exhaustion, and, sometimes, poor performance. Learn how to avoid burnout by working with purpose, taking control and managing your stress levels. And remember, if, […]

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May 28, 2015

Improve Your Concentration at Work

"Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory."  – Bill Russell, basketball player. Our daily lives are full of interruptions. Whether it's a colleague asking for advice, another email landing in your inbox, or an IM popping up, it can often be hard to focus on producing your best work. When you learn to […]

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