Self-Justification – Slam the brakes on!

Posted on 19th August 2019

I wouldn’t regard myself as a liar, well, maybe the odd white one but nothing major.  This all changed though when my son was born.  He was just a few

Presentation Skills – It’s all about your Goal…

Posted on 12th July 2019

The pressure is on.  Steve has been asked to deliver a presentation in a few weeks.  He’s been given the title but that’s about it.  He spends the next week

Strictly Does Coaching Culture…

Posted on 6th July 2019

The glitter ball’s been polished, sequins have been sewn and the spotlight is ready to shine on yet more eager contestants of TV’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – but what on

Management – Some need a clip around the ear

Posted on 6th November 2019

Having good manners and respect was something that was drilled into me from an early age. I can recall on more than one occasion feeling the full force of a

Personal Resilience – Proactive v Reactive

Posted on 4th March 2016

I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station. I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am

Managing your Stars, Steadies & Slackers

Posted on 4th September 2018

I’ve managed many teams down the years. Some were great, some unfortunately not so great. My teams, like many, were scattered with a splattering of superstars, lots of steady eddies

Choking on the big day

Posted on 15th August 2018

(A Potential Unearthed definition of ‘choking’ – “To lose your bodily functions in moments of severe stress and anxiety; To forget who you are, what you are, where you are

Storytelling – Stay away from the Fig Rolls

Posted on 4th December 2015

I’ve always been captivated by stories, whether it’s listening to them or reading them. As a child I loved nothing more than perching myself on the end of my Grandma’s

Confidence – Are you Charlie Bucket?

Posted on 15th July 2018

I watched Willy Wonka again today for the 50th time. My son loves the Johnny Depp film but personally I fall into the Gene Wilder camp. As we sat there

Oh no, I think I’ve done a Ratner

Posted on 4th March 2016

By 1991 Ratners was the world’s largest jewellery retailer and Gerald Ratner was the head of the family business. I can imagine him sitting up into the early hours laughing