Leadership Thoughts

16 October 2017
Thinking differently to your peers was one of the championing rally cries at this year's AICD Essential Director's Update. But how do we find and recruit these people? Read more
25 September 2017
How do we delve through the deep mire of facts on the internet? Read more
26 March 2015
Well, in politics at least, it seems 10 years. Read more
24 January 2013
With the gap between the lowest and highest paid employee getting ever wider, are CEO's worth the money they are paid?
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1 November 2012
As the true cost of Hurricane Sandy, that swiped the Caribbean, the East Coast of the United States and then Canada, starts to be counted, it's a timely reminder to take a look at your business "disaster recovery plan". Read more
21 December 2011
Final thoughts of 2011 - especiatlly if you're working this week. Read more
5 December 2010
Before you head off on your Christmas break, here's a couple of handy hints so you don't dread that return to the office. Read more
9 November 2010
Queen Elizabeth II has had a weekly meeting with her Prime Ministers every week since 1952.  Why does she do it? Read more
22 April 2010
For nearly a week now, the air space over Europe has been closed down.  Millions of people have been stranded overseas waiting patiently to return home.  As the dust settles and the aviation industry starts to take off again, what lessons can we learn from the disruption that the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has caused? Read more
15 October 2009
What are you learning at the moment?  Do you remember how to ride a bicycle even if you haven't been on one for years?  Can you still play chopsticks on a piano? Read more
20 August 2009
Where can we learn the skills to be a great leader and inspire our team?  There's no point trying to re-invent the wheel.  So let's have a look at the leaders of the biggest global organisations - Religion. Read more
21 July 2009
Do you have too many decisions to be made?  Do you keep putting them off?  Think the answers will be clearer in the morning after a good night's sleep? Not any more they won't, according to new research. Read more
11 June 2009
When did you last day dream?  Or hang out with your colleagues?  When did you last have some fun? Read more
22 May 2009
Learning from Nature - Leadership Tips by Snails, Toads & Foxes Read more
31 March 2009
What has the Global Financial Crisis got to do with Mary Poppins, you're thinking? Read more
26 February 2009
When you feel things aren't going quite as they should (and, let's face it, who isn't from time-to-time in this current economic climate), it's usually for one of three reasons:

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16 October 2008
Part of being a Leader is driving the motivation of your teams.  But who's there to motivate you? Read more
18 September 2008
So who's in control of your life?  Is it your e-mails?  Your colleagues?  Your family and friends?  The RTA?  The government?
How would you feel if you were in charge of your own life and destination?  Well, here's First Train's 10 Point Plan for Getting Back Control of Your Life.
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21 August 2008
And welcome to First Train - specialists in Leadership Coaching and Development.

What is Leadership though?  By definition, a leader needs to have followers.  It's no use being a shepherd if you have no sheep. Read more
30 July 2008
I thought I'd share this article with you that I've recently read on the BBC website. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7530594.stm
This really struck a chord with me this evening.  The article appreciates the time-poor (and even space-poor) environment that we live our lives in
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