At a time where business is tough, everyone is feeling the post lockdown pinch and we are all seeking that quick boost to finish the year with a high. I ask Do Ethics Matter? Well, as our own company strap-line is the UK’s Leading Ethical Coaching Company, I’m often asked what does that actually mean? Yet to answer that, perhaps we ought to start by agreeing on: What are Ethics? At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles. Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals … [Read more...] about Do Ethics Matter?
1. Vision, Value, Culture, Purpose
Values are rarely given the attention they deserve and yet I firmly believe in the 21st century, they are not just important, but likely to become the key to a business true capability of success. Few companies put time and effort into defining, communicating and carrying-through their business values, which, in essence, are the guiding principles by which they operate. One company’s values could be honesty, transparency and integrity, whereas another company may value excellent customer … [Read more...] about Why Values are key to success
What a Sunday walk taught me about Communication, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Training, Equipment, Risk, Reward and #Missioncreep! On Sunday, I joined up with around 15 other people for a walk across the moors. It was advertised on Facebook, with ‘Kit’, the organiser (someone known to me through walking) as a 16K walk, taking in 7 different reservoirs, and offered both a start point, start time, route and intended completion time. It was ‘open to all’ and encouraged people to come as a … [Read more...] about Team Versus Mission
I took a call this morning from a client with a moral dilemma and wanted some help on determining what they should do. They are busy growing their business and understand that to do so it will be important to forge good relationships with others through whom they can collaborate. And as such are forming alliances with both influencers, introducers, and affiliates with whom collectively can help and support each other to reach heights they perhaps perceived to be otherwise … [Read more...] about Perception is reality
I want you to think back for one moment to the 26th May 2017. For me (living in Greater Manchester at the time) I recall it as the day Manchester came together once again, and stood in silence mourning the loss of 23 and injuring almost 140 others. Nobody could have predicted that day, yet again, Manchester had been targeted by terrorists with another bomb, which shook the lives of everyone who heard of the attack. But from this we also saw the revival once again of the Manchester … [Read more...] about Is ‘Self-talk’ a good thing?
What is MASTERMIND? Mastermind is by no means NEW. It was in the Mid-1930's whilst Napoleon Hill was researching Business Success for Carnegie that he discovered and first coined the phrase. But it was also during the period Albert Einstein concluded "You will never overcome a problem, using the same level of thinking that created it!" Hill learnt whilst interviewing some of the world’s most successful business leaders. That rather than being exceptionally secretive about them, their … [Read more...] about What is Mastermind