How Do We Focus On What Matters?

How Do We Focus On What Matters?

How do we focus on what matters? When was the last time you did something fully? Not thinking about the next thing to do, nor wondering who you might be meeting next. Maybe not thinking through the next steps. When did you focus on what matters, wholly, with...
Paying Attention Improves Decision-Making

Paying Attention Improves Decision-Making

Why do we stick to a course when we know this course is not serving us? I live in South London. I regularly catch South West Trains into Waterloo station. It’s throbbing with people all the time. One morning around half nine, I was listening to my favourite meditation...
I Thought I was Not Good Enough

I Thought I was Not Good Enough

I have always wanted to do drag, but I thought I was not good enough even though, when I have lived intentionally in the now, I haven’t worried about the future. We’ve all experienced present-moment-ness Present-moment-ness is the intention to be now. Growing up, I...
Mind the Real Communication Gap

Mind the Real Communication Gap

Successful leaders know where the gap is in effective communication. A gap between the real data and your interpretation of that information. Communication is much like consciousness… Communication and consciousness are the result of combining data so that it is more...
Keeping a Diary Makes You Happier

Keeping a Diary Makes You Happier

Keeping a diary makes you happier – putting my thoughts and feelings done on paper has helped me come to terms with some of the intense experiences I have had. The science says that just writing down your thoughts and feelings isn’t in itself cathartic. You need...
Being Needy is part of Being Human

Being Needy is part of Being Human

I laugh to myself whenever I hear myself say, “I don’t like needy people.” As social animals, we all have needs. The reason we are needy is that social needs fuel our drive to connect with others and succeed. When I am annoyed with someone’s apparent neediness, it’s...
Do you believe in our political leaders?

Do you believe in our political leaders?

“You can’t handle the truth!” So said Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men.” When was the last time you believed one of our political leaders? Believed they were speaking from the heart? They consistently use phrases such as “to be honest with you” or “to be...
To lead with intent requires us to live our true purpose

To lead with intent requires us to live our true purpose

The other day I was helping a CEO of a global retail brand get to grips with how he ought to be when presenting to the board – to speak and lead with intent. It was an important presentation – he was about to put forward his ideas for the business over the...
What have Memories got to do with being a Great Leader?

What have Memories got to do with being a Great Leader?

Barbara Streisand and Elaine Page sang the immortal lines (in the song ‘Memory’ from the hit musical Cats): I can smile at the olds days, life was beautiful then. I remember the time I knew what happiness was. Let the memory live again. What’s memories got...