Five Things My Father Taught Me That I Never Learnt In School

You spend ten to fifteen years studying and gathering an education and learning the skills that are supposed to land you the jobs that will help you create the life you want.

The only problem with that is, the formal education doesn’t really teach you about mindset, dealing with people or about how to react in […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Leadership Values|0 Comments

Top 10 Skills You Need To Have To Thrive in 2018

Ever since I started work, way back in 1985 the pace of change has always been one of the challenges that people have to face in order to remain competitive in the workforce.

The rate of change seems to have increased year on year and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down anytime […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Leadership Secrets|0 Comments

The Importance of Having Mentors

I  started to create a course on leadership and influence for Udemy, and it got me thinking about my influences and wondering who had had the biggest impact on my career.

Recently I’ve written about my father, and what he taught me about life, dealing with people and how to act and react to situations.

This had […]

By |December 17th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

How to Create a Positive Work Environment

How to Create a Positive Work Environment
A company is only as good as its employees. If you have unproductive, unengaged staff, you can guarantee their attitude and approach to work will be reflected in your products and services. Every employer who wants to flourish and grow must learn how to create a positive work environment.
Workplace […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

Beyond The PayRise: How Great Leaders Recognize and Reward Employees

How Great Leaders Recognize and Reward Employees
Pay raises are helpful, but they may not be the biggest motivator to keep your amazing team members on the right track. Money is helpful, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s temporary. Your employees want to reach larger goals and achieve more valuable things. Great leaders […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Guest, Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

The Worst Manager I Ever Worked For

I’ve written lots of articles about the good and bad qualities which can impact how leaders can be perceived, their influence and the success that they can achieve.  Today I thought I would write an article about the worst manager I ever worked for, to give a real-life example of the impacts that bad management […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

Start of My Leadership Journey

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “what was it that got you interested in leadership, what started your leadership journey and why?”

It might seem hard to believe, but my first experience, and what I believe to be one of my defining experiences happened when I was just ten years old, and […]

By |December 9th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

6 Mistakes That Rookie Leaders Make

The transition from technical expert to first-time leader is a difficult step and one that causes many to stumble and fail.  I know this from personal experience.

In fact, I initially struggled to get the respect of my team, almost lost control and failed to deliver the project I was leading. Fortunately, I had a very supportive […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments

7 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur

95% percent of new start-up businesses fail, and often for reasons that were completely avoidable. Others fail because of a lack of organization, preparation, or a good understanding of what takes to run a successful business.

Unfortunately, I have experienced plenty of that failure myself. 

When it happens, afterward, there is always a feeling of regret for things that, […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Leadership Values|0 Comments

10 Simple Things Teams Expect of Their Leaders

On my first day in a leadership position, I remember calling a meeting with my team and saying, “Here are my expectations of you.”

When I finished, I asked if there were any questions, and one of the team raised his hand and said: “Do you know what are our expectations of you?”

As this was my first leadership […]

By |December 6th, 2017|Leadership Mantra|0 Comments