Look further – it’s never what it seems

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According to a recent study around two-thirds of what gets posted on social media is made up.   This recent British study found that a large portion of people surveyed said they posted false images to their profiles to make their life seem more interesting. It is all too easy to compare yourself to others.  This […]

Want more influence? Move beyond the technical

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Think that change management skills are just for change professionals?  Think again – they’re crucial skills for all professions. A good example is people who work in governance, risk and compliance. Research has found there is an opportunity to enhance the value they deliver by focusing development resources not just on technical skills, but on […]

Be Selfish – Help others to help yourself

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When you think of someone who is selfish, what immediately comes to mind?  Is it someone who is self-centred and only focused on their needs, to the exclusion of others? Or is it someone who helps others? You wouldn’t normally equate helping others with selfishness.   Particularly when you provide help altruistically and are not expecting […]

What’s your breeding ground for complacency?

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The world is moving and changing quickly.  Do you keep pace with the change, stride ahead or are you left behind? History is littered with stories of amazing companies that were the darlings of investors, and now no longer exist. For many of these companies, the root of their demise was sewn in the arrogant […]

Want to make better decisions? Go to sleep


We all make many, many decisions every day. Every time you make a decision you use up precious resources in your brain. Do you think about how and when you are making decisions?  If you don’t, you’re in danger of making decisions when your brain isn’t at its peak. Your brain is like a muscle.  […]

Is your decision making dangerous?

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We all love to believe we are rational beings and that this rationality extends to how we make decisions. Unfortunately, it’s not the case.   Bias pervades our decision making.  And this is dangerous when the bias is unconscious. This is because we don’t make decisions on facts alone.  We make decisions on hunches, feelings and […]

Lifelong learning – why it’s a differentiator for successful change

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We all know that we are living in an ever changing world, and that the pace of change is getting faster. To thrive, you need to adapt, and to adapt you need to be willing to learn new things. Everyone learns differently, but one element that is common is that people learn better the more […]