One on one conversations matter!

When they?re done right It?s a conversation I had with a friend recently that prompts the topic for this weeks blog. My friend, we?ll call him James, is on the verge of quitting his job. He?s not bored or uninterested in what he?s doing, he loves the idea that what he does genuinely makes a difference in peoples? lives. He …

When to take advice and when to ignore it!

Advice advice ? Part II? Through every big change in my life I?ve been given advice from people who care and want to see me succeed. And I have always accepted their advice with openness and belief that it was right for me?even when perhaps it wasn?t! When I was backpacking around the UK in my early twenties I was …

Do you give too much advice?

Advice advice ? Part I After spending a large part of my working life in banking I?m always nervous about using the term ?advice?. For a banker, giving advice is only allowed after training and accreditation and then it must occur within strict parameters ? anything outside of these is considered a serious breach. Yet, in the leadership space, when …