This video is about 4 mindsets that we strive for in a Vistage Group Chair, and can also serve to bring out the best in the people around any leader. The 4 Leadership Mindsets for Growing the people around you are: Care-frontation Assertive Vulnerable Exploratory Care-Frontation A bit more on the word “carefrontation”. It is… Continue reading 4 Mindsets that Build Strong Leaders Around You
This summer I read “The Penguin History of the World”. “The entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book”. Conor’s World History in 1 Paragraph World history 9000BC to Today: The life of the poor was shit under every civilisation. It was… Continue reading The History of the World
Got a speech to give? What should I say? That is a terrible place to start. What’s the most important question you can ask yourself before preparing a speech? It was fun to make this short “elevator pitch” video with the production team at @iesebschool only 7 floors to make my point!
The founder of Strategic Coach, and one of my favourite podcasters, Dan Sullivan plans to live to 156 years old. It will allow him to see 3 different centuries (19,20,21). What will it take for him to live that long? He’ll need to eat well. He’ll need to stay physically and mentally fit. He’ll need… Continue reading How to Live a Long Life: Friends, Money & Purpose
Paul Graham is founder of Y Combinator. Together with Tim Urban, Seth Godin and Derek Sivers these are true artists of the blog format. “Second order thinking” is a big part of Paul’s approach. Second order thinking is looking for non-obvious rules that improve decision making, efficiency and quality of life. Check out the Python… Continue reading Paul Graham’s best posts
I have this blog. It has been going for over 10 years. Above all other benefits, writing blog posts helps me clarify what I think. I published my first post on 25th January 2009. It was a paragraph from a book I was reading that I thought was valuable advice. I have written ideas on… Continue reading 11 Reasons Every Leader should have a Blog
(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.) My theme for 2020 is “” Right now I am: Living in Barcelona, running regularly in the Collserola National Park, heading to the Metropolitan gym, playing tennis (not as often as I would like) Father to a 12 and 3… Continue reading What I’m doing now
I was doing some mindless twitter surfing just after lunch today, and I stumbled upon a gold mine. I love the thread that followed this tweet: and here’s some of the answers that really resonated with me… If you don’t prioritise your life, someone else will. When your child wants to have a talk, drop… Continue reading What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
In 2009, I decided to take writing seriously. Stephen King says “A writer is a producer of words.” If you produce words, you’re a writer. If you don’t produce words, you are not a writer. Every day my coach would ask me “how many words did you produce today?” It was brutal. There is no… Continue reading 4 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Success
I’ve done a lot of sales over the last 16 years. I was bad at the beginning, but step by step have learnt how to sell. There are always 3 big questions in the mind of any buyer that you must be able to address if you are to move forward with a contract. The… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Sales: Overcoming the 3 big objections