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Staying Strong and Being Happy

Staying Strong and Being Happy is not just for you but also those you support. I have come up with my Top 20 tips. They work for me and I hope there is something on my list that works for you too.

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The culture within you

I have always been fascinated by ‘cultures’ within teams and organisations. What are they? How has culture developed? And what difference can you make as a leader and developing a culture? Read on to find out my top tips.

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The makings of a good to great boss

This blog post is based on my experience of having 3 great bosses. What makes a good to great boss?

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Finding a ‘why’

Standing outside the gate of the Garrison Athletics Track in Colchester on a cold dark Tuesday night, had it really been 20 years since I was last there waiting to start a group run? Would I be able to keep up? And would I be embarrassed if I struggled? In my head I am 29, but physically I am now 59. But more to the point – WHY? Why am I doing this?

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The Art of Reinvention

I love life. I want to be the best I can be and even as I approach 60 I still think my best years are ahead of me. So why do I feel the need to reinvent myself and how will it help me become the man Joyce wants me to be?

Reach your potential, then go further!

At 33yrs old I had not reached my potential with my running and I was determined to do so, hell I was going to go further than my potential. I was only going to do this by training with people who were better than me. As a leader, coach, mentor and a trainer, I feel that supporting people to reach their potential is a key aspect of leadership.

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A role model for ‘vision’

Listening to my latest ‘Success’ Management CD on my way home from work, the publisher’s letter to his listeners was about Mentors and Role Models in your life and why they are important to your success. I consider myself to be very fortunate in having some incredibly talented people around me. This is a blog post about ‘Vision’ and my role model for Vision is Gary Smith, Market Field’s Head Teacher.

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Change Makers

There are plenty of people you will come into contact with who are what I would term as one of life’s ‘observers’ or a ‘critic’. They will tell you what is wrong or what they don’t like about a situation, but cannot or will not bring about the change that is needed.

My personal top 20 interview tips

Over the weekend I was asked by someone for some tips on interviews and I wanted to share them with you. Here are my top 20 personal tips that have worked for me: Dress to communicate – what is your message? And from the Army: ‘Look the Part Feel the Part’ and’ Look Good Feel… Read More ›

1985 Winning commando log race team

24 leadership lessons from 24 years in the Army

Did you get to fulfill your childhood dream? I did! How lucky am I?  And you know what? I am still incredibly grateful for the experience, 18 years after retiring from the Army. I joined a Junior Leaders Battalion in 1972 ‘passing out’ into the regular Army in 1974, and then retiring in 1996. I… Read More ›

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