To lead effectively, you must listen effectively

I must confess, I love to talk…. sometimes I can hardly get my words out, I am so excited to share my ideas 😂 But one of the most important things I have learned over the years is that it is really, vitally important to listen. Not with half an ear, or while doing other things, …

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes you Learn.

When things go wrong, it is really easy to start blaming people and trying to find fault with others… But a shift in how you view problems can make a massive difference to your own and your team’s resilience and ability to pick yourselves up, learn and move forward stronger than ever… This week we …

How to get your team to do what you want them to do (and be happy about it)

When I started out in management, many, many years ago, I used to get very frustrated. I assumed that I would ask people in my team to do something, then they would do it. Simple. But I quickly learned that it wasn’t that simple 😦 “Why won’t they just do what I ask them to …

British Values in action

I hope that you are voting today. We are very fortunate to live in a democracy; that means that we live in a country where we have the right to vote to choose who represents and leads us. This is the difference between Great Britain and other countries where people are not allowed to vote. …