7 Ways We Sabotage Our Own Business Success

None of us deliberately launches a business with the aim of having it fail. Most businesses start when someone wakes up with a great idea. That person will then passionately share the idea with their nearest and dearest and experience a whole raft of mixed reactions to their amazing idea. Anything from ‘great idea, go for it’ through to ‘oh … Read More

I’m OK – You’re not so hot

Given all the chaos and confusion that seems to be happening at the moment, I keep meeting people who are feeling seriously stressed, concerned about the future and even in some cases, feeling quite fragile. So I hope this week’s newsletter lifts your spirits and gets you back to believing in yourself. Years ago I read the book ‘I’m OK … Read More

Do women make better leaders than men?

Throughout the world, whether in business or in government, most of our leaders are men. Right now we have our fair share of despots, but throughout the ages there have always been despots. I’m not a man so I don’t know how ‘tough’ it is to be a man. I’m sure they have their stresses and grievances also, I’m sure … Read More

What type of leader are you?

Being a parent is probably the hardest job any of us will ever take on. No matter how many books we read or how many workshops we attend, our children defy all books and workshops; we have to learn how to parent them; to understand their personality types; their unique needs and wants. Becoming a leader is probably the second … Read More

Decision making in real time

Many years ago, I was working as a personnel manager for a company that introduced us to the concept of ‘four quadrant leadership’. I was so impressed with this very simple process, that it became something I taught to the hundreds of teams I worked with for over 30 years. At the business level of decision making, this simple formula … Read More


A really brief intro to what I do: I’ve spent over 30 years in the Human Resources field working in all manner of business sectors as a team specialist. I originally learned the very best team and leadership skills in the Women’s Royal Navy; where leadership is everything and the support and backing of your team members can be the … Read More