Are you really seeing what you think you’re seeing?

I was sat on the London Underground the other day and there was a guy, on his own, reading the Evening Standard. All of a sudden he burst into hysterical laughter! I mean he was howling, holding his stomach like it was waiting to burst. He then proceeded to walk along the train, telling everyone… Read more »

Whatever happened to flamboyance and opinion?

It occurred to me the other day that there aren’t many real characters left. You know those people that spark debate, love them, loathe them, they get you talking, they get your blood boiling, they make you shout at the TV. When did everyone become grey? I’m not talking about those close to you, I’m… Read more »

Are you a child of the 70’s?

I recently read an article that suggested that if you were a child of the 70’s then you are very lucky to be alive. It’s a very funny piece of work and quite thought provoking. I am indeed a child of the 70’s, I played kerby, had a Raleigh Tomahawk (I was to small for… Read more »

What are you prepared to do if you really believe in your product?

Many of you reading this will have, at some point, had an idea. Some of these ideas have progressed to discussions. Some of these discussions have progressed to production. Sadly though, for some people this is as far as it goes. An idea that had belief, passion, energy, momentum has suddenly been placed away on… Read more »

Cycling and Performance Improvement

There’s no getting away from it, Cycling is huge in the UK now. I’d argue it’s always been popular, but then again I’ve always done it. However with the rise of Team Sky, the success of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Chris Hoy et al it’s all the rage. I’ve even seen the acronym MAMIL, middle… Read more »

10 Quick Life Changers

When was the last time you spent time on yourself? Find the time, make the time, do what you have to do to look at your life and decide. Here’s 10 quick life changers, try them, you’ll thank us. Start your day the right way – Wake up and set aside a 15 minutes for… Read more »

4 Traps to Trust

We need Trust. If we are to have great relationships, we need it. If we are to be members of successful teams, we need it. If we are going to build business success, you guessed it, we need it. So what are the things that can prevent trust, even take it away after we’ve worked… Read more »

How do you help people develop quickly and for free?

We’re all busy. Lot’s of us have found ourselves having to do more with less resources and people. The last thing on people’s minds is development. However without development people stay the same, businesses stay the same and it’s harder then it needs to be. Development doesn’t have to be a training session or intervention…. Read more »

Where do you want to be in 5 years time?

How often do you think about the next step? Do you think about what you want to do next week, let alone in the future? How useful would it be to decide now where you want to be in 5 years time? Maybe the answer to that lies in remembering what you were doing 5… Read more »

Want people to trust you? Then get embarrassed.

Whether you lead a person, a buisness or a nation, trust is one of, if not the most important attribute you can have. We already know that trust builds over time, some peole being able to generate it more quickly than others, but do some of us have something that may give us the edge?… Read more »