Thursday, 24 April 2014

5 Great tips for leaders

These are simple, easy to apply and also easily overlooked http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26465-5-ways-leaders-can-use-5-minutes-wisely

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

I was asked today how I keep healthly...

Health is critical to everything. I maintain fitness by using "fast exercise" strategies. Walk 5km most days with every second day having 30 sec sprints alternate with 60 sec walking recovery. I do between 4 and 10 repeats. Every other day my walk includes a muscle focus. 30 seconds each of push ups, step ups, squats, 3 types of plank, crunches, tricep dips and bridges. The thing I like about this routine is that when I am travelling, I can cut these down to 4 - 10 minutes of highly effective daily exercise involving no equipment and very little time. For mental/emotional/spiritual health I spend a few minutes every day in mindfulness. Breathing deeply and consciously. Sometimes I add contemplation of my intention for the day. I try to do this just before I speak or deliver as well, just to ensure I am fully present in the moment. I also book out 2 x 3 day chunks in my diary as a personal retreat each year. They are timed for times of the year I am more likely to be feeling pressured and overwhelmed. Relationship wise, my wife and I book time we will spend together at the beginning of the year also. Weekends away, time at home doing nothing - these are not negotiable in the calendar. the full discussion is here

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A great article about HOW CEO MARK PARKER RUNS NIKE TO KEEP PACE WITH RAPID CHANGE

HOW CEO MARK PARKER RUNS NIKE TO KEEP PACE WITH RAPID CHANGE

Some great insights about Thriving and Adapting in a world characterised by rapid change. 
I often say that the problem with organisations is that they like to be organised. The trap is that it creates myopic thinking and a massive blind spot about "the way things are done around here".

Mark Parker has some great insights into how to stay fluid.