January 17, 2020

As I sat in the busy train station, people rushing about their everyday business, I watched as there was one individual who was getting somewhat frustrated as his work was being mysteriously hindered. It was a job he did every day, this spot was always rich pickings, h...

December 19, 2019

“Come on, let’s skip,” said Tilly as she grabbed my hand. Tilly is only 6 and amongst the busy Wembley crowds, she walked down the sonic runway placed along Wembley Way as part of the Winterfest display. Her sense of awe was palpable and when you are six and the music...

December 12, 2019

In April 2017, I took a bold step and established Everyday Leader to Inspire, Develop & Equip everyday people in leadership skills. 2 1/2 years later I'm loving what I do as I train and coach people in leadership and I'm looking forward to releasing my book and videos...

December 9, 2019

As a coach, I have the privilege to work with a range of leaders helping them to see ways forward. One of my leaders last week explained her approach with staff. She said, “I give them a fishing rod not a fish.” I love this metaphor and asked her if I could share it wi...

December 5, 2019

You opponent opposite you, turns to his next card. He scans the categories: Top Speed, Power, Cylinders. Which one will he choose to play his card on? You fight back the smile that is bursting within you as you look at your card. You know his fight will be pointless as...

November 29, 2019

The 7.17am train to London was packed. I was one of the lucky ones with a table seat and my laptop was out and I had an hour and half to complete some tasks and run through the talk on coaching I was going to give that day. As I ran through it, making a few last minute...

October 25, 2019

Things do not always go to plan. That’s what happens in life. So what is key when things go wrong?

On 24th October a train line came down near Colchester. On that particular day, I was heading into London for some coaching training and as I arrived at Stowmarket station...

October 14, 2019

It's a cute picture. Nothing gets attention more than a cute puppy. But there are some lessons in leadership here. Let me explain. Here is Scooby the pup. He's spent the last 3 months learning how to be part of the pack from Lola the black Lab and Alfie the Spaniel. He...

October 7, 2019

Bernie did her very best to manage her poker face. She wasn’t sure if it was working but her boss seemed to be taking it. Inside she could feel her frustration brewing. She loved working for this company, she loved the vision and values. She liked her boss, but she was...

October 2, 2019

There is a lot of partisan anger about at the moment. Right wing vs left wing; Conservative vs Labour; Leavers vs Remainers. Each person certain of their view and unwilling to consider each other’s point of view. So how do we respond in a world like that?

A quick look a...

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