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December 4, 2017

There was a chain of events last Monday: a bad night’s sleep, a disagreement with a grumpy teenage son, a tricky conversation with my wife – all before 7.30am on a wet, grey Monday morning.

Funnily enough, I didn’t feel inclined to deal with that ‘stuff’ right then, I h...

June 7, 2017

Emotional Intelligence in the Leadership of an organisation is crucial for the development of a healthy culture that fosters employee engagement and commitment.This infographic from Norwich University online explains some of the differences between EQ and IQ. 

May 11, 2017

It was dark, cold and wet as we crawled up the dangerously exposed enemy beach.

As commander of the ‘point section’ responsible for securing the beach, the safety of 1,000 men was in my hands. My team and I were the sharp end of the wedge, in charge of navigating the un...

February 3, 2017

I was lucky enough to see a great example of taking a moment instead of having a reaction first-hand when I was working as a radio operator as part of the OC’s group - the operational team supporting the officer in charge of a company of fighting men.

It had hit the fan...

January 9, 2017

When I left the Royal Marines, I led some expeditions for a company called World Challenge, taking groups of teenagers from the UK to foreign lands for a month’s challenge adventure.

The groups were mixed gender of varying backgrounds with many different reasons for bei...

November 4, 2016

The New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team recently won two Rugby World Cup tournaments back to back, the only team on the planet to do that. There were many contributing factors, one of which was their ability to focus only on the positive.

Over a period of 12 years –...

August 26, 2016

Throwing your teddy out of the pram is a satisfying thing to do. But only for a very, very short space of time. Then, quite frankly, it’s humiliating.

When you lose it

I remember a guy I worked with years ago who would ‘lose it’ on a fairly regular basis. His face would...

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