The Secret Of Successful Leadership Is…? Self-Criticism!

That is the answer according to Jeff Immelt and he should know as he has been the boss of US giant General Electric (GE) for 12 years. He says “I think you can’t do a job like this for a long time unless you’re horribly self-critical,” he also said “You have to be massively self-aware,[…..]

I’m A Manager, Get Me Out Of Here!

In just two weeks’ time the latest batch of “celebrities” will start their jungle adventure in Australia. It is rumoured that this year’s “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!” competition will be much tougher than previous, and that the camp is infested with flesh eating spiders!

The Business Of Ethics

I have recently been thinking about a question I saw on the Charted Management Institute’s website, which was: “Have you ever been asked to do something at work that you felt was unethical?”

Stop Asking & Start Earning

Since the onset of the digital revolution and the rise of social media we are bombarded by requests to ‘like us’ and ‘follow us’ as well as many others too numerous to name. To all of these people and organisations I have a request of my own; “Stop asking and start earning!”

The Mid-Career Crisis!

Workers in the UK including those in leadership and management are less happy than in France, Germany, the US, Canada and Australia, said a report by recruitment agency Randstad.

What Is ‘Growth’ Really All About In Terms Of Learning & Development?

We all understand the term growth when it comes to human anatomy or indeed any ‘living’ organism but what do we really mean by the term ‘growth’ when used in a learning and development context. The dictionary definition of growth is “The process of developing or maturing physically, mentally or spiritually.” So in our world[…..]

Leadership Is Listening

We all know that listening is a key skill in business, so much so that I never teach questioning skills unless I have taught listening first. My view is until you have learned to listen you may as well not bother asking any questions. As human beings we all have a natural need to feel[…..]