Compassionate Leadership

Compassionate leadership is first understanding ourselves, then understanding the needs of others, and finally acting with positive intent – securing the best for all. Compassion is not a “soft skill” it is an essential life skill.

October 2020

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 be...

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 the...

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 I...

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. Keep...

April 2020

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 depend...

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 wanted...

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 in...

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 context...

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 ILM...