6 Leadership Lessons From Inside Wellington’s Waterloo

After 200 years, there’s still much to be learnt about the Battle of Waterloo and how leadership principles still apply today. A lot has already been written about Napoleon and Wellington and their leadership qualities, but what about the exploits of some of the unsung heroes and lesser known facets that turned the battle? Both […]

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How Managers Get Squashed

Why do so many new managers struggle? Perhaps my own story of life as a squash professional can help shed some light on the matter. When I was 12 my parents became the management team for Blackheath Squash Club (sadly no longer there). From that moment on I literally lived and breathed the game. I played […]

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Are you Swimming with Sharks?

Two people, strangers to each other, were looking to change jobs.  They asked their contacts and coincidentally, identified the same company that for them, appeared to fit the bill.  Naturally they wanted to find out more about their prospective new employer and by chance, found the same person in the company who could answer their questions. Job hunter […]

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Training for Trailtrekker – Taking the Tips Back to Business

Oxfam’s Trailtrekker is a 100km charity hike around the Yorkshire Dales that has to be completed within 30 hours.  No mean feat!  Around 300 teams of four people will be taking on the challenge, me included, in August this year.  As I’m no spring chicken (check me out on LinkedIn) I’ve started my training early.  Our […]

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What is Your Engagement Language?

I regularly review and curate posts and news about employee engagement (you can read a recent news round-up here). The numbers and statistics about the level of engagement of the worldwide workforce can make dismal reading.  Stories like this one : The British workforce is a Mess – only 17% engaged and 26% actively disengaged According to a […]

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