MY MAD THOUGHTS


27th August 2020

What is your unique contribution?

Understanding and applying your passion, values, knowledge, skills, work and life experience and personality and applying these to your work is how you make a difference […]
27th August 2020

We are all quick to judge others and their behaviour based on our conditioning

We are all quick to judge others and their behaviour based on our conditioning. This cartoon represents the story of two men in a street. The […]
27th August 2020

The power of a hug?

I worry that the ‘Me too’ movement will stop us offering appropriate physical contact with each other at work. I know many leaders who are too […]
27th August 2020

Are you a leader who wants to be more confident when it really matters?

When presenting to a large audience, being interviewed for a job, attending an important meeting, when making an important deal with a client or supplier, or […]
27th August 2020

Are you a positive and confident leader and yet every so often you get in the grip of stress?

Common fears are: Being judged, humiliated, loss of job, being excluded, not being good enough and there are many more. These thoughts may not be there […]
27th August 2020

Leadership is all about feelings!

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou, American […]
27th August 2020

Instant gratification is not the way to happiness or performance success

Commercial interests are creating a society in which we are unconsciously being controlled by our primitive brain’s craving for instant gratification instead of applying discipline to […]
27th August 2020

Encouraging challenge and new ideas as a daily habit

Are you a successful CEO, MD or Managing Partner and you want your team and employees to challenge you more to speak up with ideas? I […]
27th August 2020

Dont judge be curious post

We are all quick to judge others and their behaviour based on our conditioning. This cartoon represents the story of two men in a street. The […]
27th August 2020

Are you a leader and want to be more creative?

One of the reasons we find creativity difficult to access is stress. When we are stressed, we are often operating more from our amygdala than our […]
25th May 2017

Board of Trustees – Finance role – North east England

The North East Law Centre is looking for a dynamic accounting professional to join its Board of trustees. NELC is unique as a not for profit […]
25th May 2017

Building trust

Do you ever find yourself thinking…. “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what […]
25th May 2017

Be Bold for change

Edit from my keynote speech at Eversheds Sutherland/Mercer event in Leeds, on Wednesday for International Women’s Day. What I am going to share is based on […]
25th May 2017

Leaders make a difference by creating an organisation where people trust each other

“Compared with people at low trust companies, people at high trust companied report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer […]
25th May 2017

Who needs coaching?

One of my clients recently mentioned to her Chairman she was going to start some coaching. The Chairman asked “Why?” and in an accusing tone. The […]
25th May 2017

Make A Difference to your resilience this festive period

It’s winter and the dark nights and dark mornings mean we are lacking in Vitamin D. The heating is on and its making us all feel […]
25th May 2017

Improve teamwork to make life easier

If many hands make light work and several heads are better than one, then why does collaboration and teamwork often seem more difficult and less enjoyable […]
25th May 2017

The success – happiness paradox

When I ask clients what for example success in work will give them they often say happiness. When I ask clients who want to be happier […]
25th May 2017

Engage people in changing cultures to create ownership

All too often culture change is something people are told is necessary and they are told what is going to happen to achieve changes and how […]
25th May 2017

Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance

On Sunday I watched hundreds of people compete in a local triathlon. As I saw them emerge from a swim in the choppy North Sea, cycle […]
25th May 2017

Make your meetings MAD and make a difference.

Clients are always complaining about too many meetings and how many of them are a waste of time. Don’t waste your time or anyone else’s time […]
22nd August 2016

The Success – happiness paradox

When I ask clients what for example success in work will give them they often say happiness. When I ask clients who want to be happier […]
12th August 2016

Engaging people in culture change

  All too often culture change is something people are told is necessary and they are told what is going to happen to achieve changes and […]
3rd August 2016

MAD meetings that make a difference

                  Clients are always complaining about too many meetings and how many of them are a waste of […]