Blog

December 2020

First – I listen.

One of the most profound, but in essence the most simple leadership lessons I ever learnt, came from the wisdom and the lips of a King - King...

November 2020

Resilience Virtual Event

These beautiful hampers were delivered to our client in preparation for their forthcoming virtual resilience workshop.  A highly interactive, visually stimulating, engaging presentation that challenges the notion that resilience...

October 2020

CLA Digital Badges

Hurrah - we are delighted to announce that upon completion of the Compassionate Leadership online course, students will now receive a certificate and a digital badge that they can...

DO it!

The DO Lectures is here to share stories of remarkable people in the hope they will inspire you to go and do amazing things too.  I was honoured to...

September 2020

August 2020

Psychological Safety

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that...

July 2020

New Normal

There is a great deal of discourse on how moving forward we need to be more compassionate and lead with empathy. Since the publication of my book in 2014...

June 2020

STORIES – ACTION – PROOF

We have refreshed our Manley Talks Inspiration website to include more information on, the consultancy services that we offer and the hugely inspirational Compassionate Leadership Academy. We still...

May 2020

Never Assume

“Could you shut the door please I need to start a conference call” “Excuse me, could you please shut the door”? “Hi. Hello - door please”? “Oi, cou…” “I heard you first time....

April 2020

isolation

Isolation

Hello? Hello? Any body out there? Feeling isolated? The feeling of isolation can come at anytime where we feel disconnected. We don’t have to be physically alone to feel isolated, though that helps...

Global Balance

In these extraordinary times it is easy for us to lose focus on the concept of a global balance, but, I firmly believe that our survival and our futures...

Launching – Manley Talks Online Inspiration

Manley Talks Ltd will continue to operate online during COVID-19 restrictions.  We are providing engaging and interactive online courses: Leadership Strategy Development & Facilitation Team Alignment - creating Collective Brilliance High Performance...

March 2020

January 2020

Happy Birthday CLA

A year ago today we “soft” launched the Compassionate Leadership online Academy, with several pilots in different businesses, small and large, universities, school management teams and with individuals who...

Perfect Storm

Today I find myself in Boston, USA.  Twenty years ago, I sailed into Boston at the end of the first leg on a life changing journey as a Skipper...

November 2019

Compassion-ism

Whilst discussing the use of my Compassionate Leadership Academy with a school trust leadership team in the UK we had a great debate about the word leadership in the...

October 2019

September 2019

Exciting News

The CLA is, officially, Institute of Leadership and Management Approved. Not only is the CLA unique in its format, style and content,  but now it is approved and accredited.  The...