May 2020

April 2020



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


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...

April 2019

Three Gates

I see so much hurt in the world by ill spoken words, be they by politicians, sports people, journalists or by us all through unsocial social media.  “Sticks and...

March 2019

Let the Journey Begin…..

The Compassionate Leadership Academy (CLA) online learning programme is now ready and live - So.  What is it all about? Before anyone can successfully motivate, influence, lead, collaborate or wield...

October 2018

How Was Your Coffee?

There is so much in the media about the perilous state of our planet. Big floods in India, fires raging in Australia and Greece, hurricanes and typhoons destroying houses and...

September 2018

May 2018

Time for Change

The time is definitely right for change.  Why do I believe the time is right? It’s what I see and hear. The millennial generation for sure look at the more senior generations running...

April 2018

The Long Haul

As I struggled in the record breaking heat over the last 3 miles of this years London Marathon, I smiled inwardly, with only a determined tight lip and a...

February 2018

Woman Power

As I look at the culture that we have created in our corporate world, I am minded of the Suffragette movement that campaigned relentlessly to enable women to engage...

January 2018

From Tragedy to Hope

There are many twists and turns on life’s journey, very few of which are in our control.  What we must never forget, though, is that we can always be in...

October 2017

Podcast – The Rugby Business Network

I was delighted to be asked to take part in an interview for The Rugby Business Network. What a great organisation! The parallels between rugby and business are profound. Listen here

The Power of GET

There is so much stuff that we’ve “got” to do (big sigh)! “I have to take my son back to school“ “I’ve got to go to work” “I need to take the...

April 2017

Plan – what plan?

Our news media is crammed with chattering about Brexit, Scottish Independence and other potential referendums or elections. There is so much advice freely given, demands expressed with outrage, clarion...

November 2016

September 2016