Zest: high performance mindsets and cultures that deliver

Zest is the word I use to describe both high performance mindset in individuals, and also business cultures that deliver superior revenues, profits and growth.

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How to uncover, hone and retain talent

[If you prefer you can listen to this as a podcast here.]

Human beings are basically a brain. I know it feels more like we are actually a body because so much of life is about sensation. But the truth is that all of our experience, our emotions,...

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Reliable Lasting Behavioural Change

In trying to improve our professional results or increase our personal happiness we face two challenges. First knowing what to do. Second actually doing it.

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To stand out you need to say what you stand for.

It’s not enough to do a great job anymore. With so much data about people available on the web, we are getting increasingly used to knowing about candidate employees in a more rounded way.

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How to embed leadership / cultural innovation in 5 moves

1. Talk about why more than how

Are your leaders promoting what to do, and how to do it, rather than why it should be done, “your why” as Simon Sinek calls it? People won’t authenticate their leaders, ie won’t accept their leadership, unless they...

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How to increase profits by increasing engagement in 6 steps.

There are some brilliant engagement metrics available.  If you can it’s a good idea to choose or create one that measures the aspects of engagement your company is specifically interested in.  And nothing else – best to avoid the irony of...

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Why CREAM rises to the top at work, home & play

My earlier blog Your Mood: the Great Game Changer talked about the impact of positive emotions on individuals’, leaders’ and companies’ success.  This piece expands on the reasons why positivity delivers, and the scale of improvement that some...

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Why you need a shared approach to Leadership, Engagement and Culture (in 500 words)

It’s old news that these three things have a substantial impact on revenues, costs and growth:

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Learning To Love Public Speaking

In my last blog I summarised techniques that make a huge difference to your public speaking effectiveness. Superhero confidence is at least as important.

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Being Great At Public Speaking

Finding your SCZ

Not all of us can have our audiences hanging on our every word, breathless with anticipation, or convulsing with laughter at our latest pithy quip.  But all of us can find our own Speaker Comfort Zone where we do the best job we...

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