Category Archives: The Churning

Importance of Purpose in business

I’ll be talking about my new book The Churning and the importance of Purpose in business on 13 April, as part of the Purposeful Enterprise Summit:

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Why we need to update leadership, and how to do so

Yesterday Umair Haque used the examples of Volkswagen and the pope to discuss leadership. Ranked one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world he bluntly titled his commentary, “Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong“. “The world,” he wrote, “is … Continue reading

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Finished: The Final Section of the Final Chapter of The Churning

Dear friends, As you know, I have been writing this book on leadership in times of change for little over a year now. Yesterday I completed the final section of the final chapter of inner leadership, and thought I would share it … Continue reading

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Using meditation to get what you want

Leaders as varied as Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah Winfrey, and David Lynch have all used meditation as a way not only to let go of tension but also to connect deeply with who they are and what matters most … Continue reading

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Listen to your inner voice — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs told us “Don’t let the opinions of others drown out your inner voice.” But how can we achieve this when everything around us is churning, and our inner voice is being drowned out by a hundred different messages, … Continue reading

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Get happy to become successful, not the other way around

Many of us tend to think that if we become successful, then we’ll become successful. But Harvard psychologist Shawn Anchor tells us that “Ninety per cent of your long term happiness is predicted not by the external world but by the … Continue reading

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Benefits of The Churning

I am currently working through the first draft of my second book, The Churning, polishing the chapters ready for publication. As I reach chapter four of the seven chapters on inner leadership I have found a new way to articulate the benefits that … Continue reading

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Analysing the building blocks of Hillary Clinton’s vision

Chapter 6 of The Churning defines the seven building blocks that it takes to create an inspiring vision. With the launch of Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House it seemed a good time to test these ‘rules’ against the video … Continue reading

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Four ways of approaching obstacles

One of the things I enjoy about taking time out to write a book is that I get to reflect on a wide variety of experiences, collect them together, and structure them into a simple format. In short I get to learn. … Continue reading

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Working out what you want

In the Harvard Business Review, professor Robert Steven Kaplan identifies two sets of tools for getting clear on what you are professionally passionate about. The Churning includes versions of both of these, and adds to them. The Churning is a two-volume … Continue reading

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