To start well, you need to finish well

To start well, you need to finish well

As we come to the end of another year, it is a good leadership practice to set meaningful SMART goals for the year ahead.  However, I find that many leaders forget one crucial step before embarking on this exercise.  And that is, doing business with the past first.  You see, to give yourself the best chances of success in your future goals, you have to start well.  And to start well, you need to finish well. 

Success and imposter syndrome

Success and imposter syndrome

I had the privilege of attending a talk this morning by Ana Loback, Managing Partner of Turning Point. She spoke about something that, in my experience, most leaders have grappled with at some point in their careers and that is, success and imposter syndrome. It’s such an important topic that I thought I must share it with you…

The main thing

The main thing

I don’t know about you but I returned from my summer holiday a few weeks ago to hit the ground running…and running fast! Last week, in particular, I felt a bit like a deer in the headlights as one after the other the emails, phone-calls, meetings, errands and decisions, both at work and at home, came speeding towards me. As I reflected on the last few weeks, the wise words of Stephen Covey came to mind…

Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect

As leaders, we are constantly looking ahead at how far we still want to go and how much we still want to accomplish that we often forget to pause and reflect. It feels wrong to look in the rear-view mirror when we are accelerating forwards towards our goals. But reflection is one leadership practice that can actually accelerate our progress if we only make the time for it.

Success Always Leaves Clues

Success Always Leaves Clues

I am a firm believer that success always leaves clues, so instead of learning the hard way, it makes sense to learn from those who have gone before us. A few years ago I had the amazing privilege of attending a live interview with Sir Richard Branson.  Having spent a...