Tag Archives: Leadership

Collaboration is the New Leadership

Nothing is Best Done Alone Anymore Business has become far too fast moving and markets are so much more unforgiving that CEOs require diverse viewpoints and experiences within their teams as a prerequisite for sustainable success. Absolutely everybody today understands why collaboration is a necessary part of every high performing culture. Sports teams have practised […]

Leaders Never Stop Practicing

On arrival, late in the evening at Copenhagen airport in Denmark, we looked forward to a long two-hour drive to the second city of Denmark, Odense. This is the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen and the venue for the ground breaking Thinkers50 event. Thinkers50 is a gathering of the world’s most prominent business thinkers. […]

The Nasty Leader

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The Killer Flaws of a Political Leader The recently published book, Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election by Tim Ross & Tom McTague is a fascinating insight into the meltdown behind the failed snap election called by Theresa May. It perhaps shines a telling light on her inability to build or […]

The Nasty Leader – Podcast (Episode 08)

This week I’m talking about teams. The recently published book, Betting The House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election by Tim Ross & Tom McTague gave me a fascinating insight into the huge meltdown by Theresa May and the Conservative Party at the recent snap election. It highlighted one of her many failings, but perhaps […]

Get Emotional – Get Engaged [Podcast Episode 03]

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I’m answering the question ‘how do our leaders communicate better’ and more effectively with their wide ranging audiences’. In this podcast, ‘Get Emotional – Get Engaged’ I talk about what we can learn from the great leaders in the past and how they connected with their audiences by getting emotional. Prefer to read? Click here […]

“Getting Engaged”

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Mission Impossible As the White House doors continually swing open to eject another ‘failed’ communications professional, is the job of advising a political leader on their communications indeed doable? Every leading politician, all over the world, is desperately trying to get their message out in the most distinctive, effective and positive way possible. But few […]

Why Mothers are Today’s Best Leaders

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it”. – Mark Twain Extraordinary times demands extraordinary leadership, this must become the era where we universally accept and look for women as leaders. As Mark Twain pithily points out, leaders today have to handle constant pressure well and need […]

Why Mothers are Today’s Best Leaders Podcast [Episode 01]

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This podcast is about the best contemporary leaders today. Beyond any research, beyond any data. Its quite clear. It’s mothers at home who have the ability to emotionally engage. Listen to my podcast about this: Like this? Sign up to receive my Spike Stories

Welcome to Spike. This Book is all about YOU!

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Be careful when reading Spike – it might just change your life for the better. Here is an extract from my book, Spike. Ashley had been a little tense and disengaged since arriving a bit late for the photoshoot we had arranged some time ago. As I witnessed on the run up to his really big […]

The Return of the Big Men

Sitting in the sun, near the aisle at a good friend’s outdoor wedding in Palm Springs, California, we had already been struck at just how welcoming and tolerant this beautiful city was. From the moment we arrived, everyone we met would instantly greet us and smile. After a short while, this infectious and authentic goodwill […]