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How to do more stuff better in 6 steps (and the first step is too easy)

The end of the year is a time for reflections and resolutions. And not a moment too soon, because the leaders and managers I coach are very busy doing a lot of stuff with little time to think. I imagine you are the same (so I won’t burden you with a long article, just 396 [...]


We all need a Red Team in our Network

Every day we are bombarded with data. So much that we simply cannot process it all, and even the fraction we can manage is inevitably at the mercy of our subjective bias. So when making decisions we all need a Red Team to keep us honest. In 2016, a report by IBM Marketing Cloud revealed [...]


Women Need Two Networks

We know that men are more likely to rise to leadership positions than women. According to a CIPD review of FTSE 100 Companies in 2016 there were fewer female CEOs (6 in total) than CEOs named David (8) or Steve/Stephen (7). We also know that social networks are critical to professional advancement. This made me [...]


Fingerspitzengefühl – Have You Got It?

Across organisations and communities there are some leaders who manage to get things done through their sheer ability to understand how the network of individuals connect on the ground, who to talk to and how to bring together people in just the right constellation of effort that can make things happen. Our work with leaders [...]