June 2, 2020

The Zoom screen was in front of her. Each member of the team sat there with expectant faces. No-one could have foreseen how the Coronavirus would impact business. But it had. Amanda knew, as boss, it was her job to now lead this team into the next chapter. The team had...

May 26, 2020

Douglas clambered down the loft ladder with the dusty box pressing against his shirt. After several hours up and down this ladder, his wife’s idea of a good way to spend another lockdown weekend of clearing the loft did not seem like a good idea. He lifted the lid to s...

May 19, 2020

Like a mechanical soothsayer, Norman used all of his senses to gauge the situation. Smoke pluming from the 1973 Hillman Avenger was in synchronisation with the rattling engine. He drew in a breath, partly to sense what the engine was burning and partly as a sharp intak...

May 12, 2020

What comes to mind when I say the words, ‘Four Candles’? If you are of a certain age you will remember the infamous ‘Four Candles’ sketch by the Two Ronnies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozpek_FrOPs It is a sketch full of wordplay and homophones as a scruffy tank to...

May 4, 2020

We placed our hand luggage in the overhead lockers and sat down one by one in the row of three seats.  It had been a long day but worth the trip. It had all gone to plan. Not even Shaun being stopped for a search in the airport had delayed the ‘3Amigos’ from their adve...

April 27, 2020

The blank piece of paper stared back at him. It was almost mocking him. The empty white space teasing him like a playground bully, ‘your brains just like this piece of paper . . empty!’  He needed to innovate. The company was struggling at this time and he needed to fi...

April 20, 2020

Maddie shot into the centre of the arena on her makeshift body board. Fully armoured with helmet, elbow and kneepads she sailed inches off the ground towards the centre where an array of coloured balls were. Never had she imagined that she would be a human hungry hippo...

April 13, 2020

Everyday Leader’s purpose is to ‘inspire & equip everyday people to see themselves as leaders’. In a pre Coronavirus world we did that through face to face coaching and interactive hands on training. But in a Corona world where we have social distancing, face to face i...

April 7, 2020

The dealer slowly worked his way around the table. Cards flicked out of his hand and landed in front of each player. All seven cards lay face down in front of each eager player and their hands reached down to take their pile. Eyes feverishly scanned the hand in front o...

April 1, 2020

The car was driving like a dream. The engine was firing sweetly, the gentle breeze coming through the cabin. Life was sweet. And then, with no warning the car’s front end pulled to the left, the rear end pulled to the right. Instinctively, your grip tightened on the wh...