Leading By Mistake

Leading By Mistake

Last week I was responsible for a group of young adults on a leadership course, set on yachts on the Norfolk Broads. Although we were thinking primarily about the ideas behind situational leadership, there was lots of practice of leading and decision making. Whatever...

Leave a Legacy

Steven Covey says:“There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase; to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing,...

Ash Wednesday

My latest newsletter was about dealing with people you find hard, because you don’t like or respect them. (If you haven’t subscribed yet then click here to read it). One of the things I talked about was not bitching about them behind their back. Today,...

Its over

As I look out of the window this morning, I see hardly any snow at all. The overnight rain has thrown off the white blanket. Its over. For now. Its a bit like Christmas – for the last few weeks the anticipation of the day has been vying with the snow for column...

You are not lost

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,Must ask permission to know it and be known.The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,I have made this place around you.If you...

Lies, damned lies

“Education is nothing but a diminishing lie” Lindsay and I were chatting to a friend recently and the subject of education came up for discussion. In the last few weeks this has been a recurring topic, particularly the idea of teachers contradicting...