It’s a “first world problem”. Flight delays. When air travel works, I love travelling as a speaker and teacher. When there are delays… I start to reconsider how much it should be worth to leave my comfortable home city of Barcelona. What to do when your flight is delayed? Step 1: be grateful that I… Continue reading The Joy of Flight Delays
The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain. As it tires, your brain looks for shortcuts. The 2 most common decision avoidance tactics are: to act impulsively (without seeing the consequences of the decision)to procrastinate (do nothing) Taking decisions takes willpower. Willpower is a form of mental… Continue reading Decision Fatigue for Leaders
Jeff Bezos of Amazon has a very clear view on how to dedicate his time as a leader of his business: Time working on the FutureTime working in the Present How does Jeff allocate his time? 50/50? 80/20? 90/10?… What do you think is the allocation of time that Jeff aims for himself? What is… Continue reading How does Jeff Bezos spend his time?
The secret to a good life? No, just a simple reflection on the nature of things. The important gestures you can make each day that really make an impact on others over the long time, are often so small that they are easily forgotten each day… but over 10 years the presence or the lack… Continue reading An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
I have been on and led many corporate and group retreats over the last 16 years around Barcelona. This blog post serves primarily as a reminder for myself of some of the great locations that I have used. (I will be adding to this post over time, so bookmark it and come back regularly when… Continue reading Retreat Locations near Barcelona
If Life is hard, it is especially challenging for rugged individualists. Rugged individualism, derived from “individualism”, is a term that indicates the virtuous ideal where an individual is totally self-reliant and independent from outside assistance.W I was a proud rugged individualist through school, into my first corporate job, and into my first 2 entrepreneurial ventures. … Continue reading What does it mean to be a Great Mentor?
How to Improve Teamwork? There are many ways, many frameworks, many tips. Here I share one simple, easy to implement change that you can begin to use today. Sometimes the best way to allow your team mates to ask for help is for you to ask for help first (and especially when you don’t necessarily… Continue reading Teamwork: Ask for Help (especially when you don’t think you need it)
“Sincerity is not a test of truth; only truth is a test of truth” Jim Rohn This video is about Trust and 3 things to look for in another person in order to determine if they are worthy of your trust. The three things to look for: Self Aware: They recognise their own failings Feedback:… Continue reading Who can you Trust?
This video is inspired by George RR Martin and his view on leadership and the price of power. Kouzes and Posner in The Leadership Challenge show that being a good person gets the greatest effort out of the people around you, but just being a nice person can mean you avoid the really tough decisions… Continue reading Leadership requires more than just being a good Person
This list is Conor’s “Sunday afternoon in a coffee shop brain dump” of reasons why Business Leaders seek the support of an Executive Coach or Mentor either independently or through an organisation like Vistage. I’ve been working on leadership development for over a decade through my roles at IESE Business School, Entrepreneurs Organisation and Vistage. … Continue reading Why Business Leaders Hire Coaches