My Expectations of Leaders

view from the window at Civil Service Live 2016

Last week I ran an induction/introduction session for my new senior leadership team where I set out my expectations from them as leaders. I made some notes on the train up to the meeting, partly as a rehearsal and partly Continue reading My Expectations of Leaders

Inquiry as a Tool for Leaders

Inquiry should form the basis for leadership decision-making and action, because without productive inquiry you cannot be certain what needs to be done.  Here’s a bit I wrote for an assignment while studying Leadership, Influencing and Change with the Open University. Continue reading Inquiry as a Tool for Leaders

Tending Leaders – Looking after our own leaders

The Kings of War (KOW) blog asked an interesting question a week or so ago. How good are we at tending leaders? Leadership is Lonely While the KOW blog has a military perspective the original thought came from a police Continue reading Tending Leaders – Looking after our own leaders

E.Q. Librium by Yvette Bethel [Book Review]

Book Cover for E.Q. Librium by Yvette Bethel

E.Q. Librium Unleash the Power of Your Emotional Intelligence: A Proven Path to Career Success by Yvette Bethel My rating: 4 of 5 stars E.Q. Librium E.Q. Librium is a very useful reference work aimed at helping people understand their Continue reading E.Q. Librium by Yvette Bethel [Book Review]

Lessons in Leadership from Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss who shared lessons in leadership

I was lucky enough to hear Andrew Strauss speak about the lessons in leadership he has learnt as a cricket captain and then as Director of Cricket England. Andrew Strauss has led the England cricket team to win the ashes three Continue reading Lessons in Leadership from Andrew Strauss