Leadership Lessons from FIFA

Leadership Lessons from FIFA

Sometimes I hate modern football, so don’t let the title of our blog today mislead you – this is not an article about the wonderful lessons to be learned from FIFA’s monomaniacal (ex) leader Sepp Blatter! No; it provides an interesting and somewhat scary example of...
Accentuate The Positive – Eliminate The Negative

Accentuate The Positive – Eliminate The Negative

Art Niemann, W Clement Stone’s right hand man for so long, is now 84, but has been mentoring me for over 25% of his life and 40% of mine. Nuggets like this one still fall out of his head every now and then, and when they do, we’ll capture them for you to enjoy. I...

The Difference In Listening

Fancy a butty for lunch? My local baker’s shop does a roaring trade and I’d recommend the sandwiches. I’d also recommend taking along a couple of bosses from the NHS, banks or big corporates. No, not for the ham salad on brown with mayo and no tomatoes. To show them...

Learn From Geese

I was sat at the weekend looking up into the sky when I saw a flock of geese cruise overhead. It reminded me of something I used to talk about in some of my keynote speeches a few years back. I told a few of the team at i2i HQ who hadn’t heard of the 7...

Look After Your Bread And Butter

‘Look after your bread and butter’ was one of my stock phrases when I held development reviews with my people, and quite often I used it in staff or senior team meetings just to remind everyone about who or what we are. Clive Gilson and colleagues in their...

Shoot Magazine

Every month I write a regular column for Shoot Magazine, the magazine I used to read as a football-mad youngster growing up. These articles usually focus on a current issue within the game and are often related to a specific player or forthcoming event. Since January,...