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Command-and-control leadership is losing its grip. A new way is emerging: #OpenLeadership, embracing change as constant, encouraging individual thought, relying on intuition more than data, fluidity more than hierarchy, trust more than fear, and putting the common good ahead of profit.

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Tom is at his best one-on-one, in conversation, where he is an excellent listener, keen to understand what I am saying behind the words. He is sensitive to emotions and motivations, connecting personal journeys with the aspiration of the overall business. I always have the sense that Tom has time to care and that my opinion matters, which is a rare talent in such a busy world!

– Mark Beaumont, Global Adventurer, author, speaker

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– Steve McIntosh, GPHR, FCA, Founder & CEO

Tom's Latest Writing

Managing Energy – today’s lesson

Yesterday’s post on: “The Power of Subtlety” made points that I come back to over and over on this site, fundamentally that a core aspect of leadership is how you show up, the energy you bring to any conversation. Managing your energy is therefore key. Part of this is first knowing what gives you energy […]

The power of subtlety

Subtlety in leadership is in your presence and your being. It is in how you make people feel, at least as much as what you say or you do. I write often in my daily posts about topics such as Presence and on “being” a leader, not “doing” leadership. I’ve learned that people will forget […]

Brave Transformation isn’t easy in a basement

Over the years sometimes I’ve been asked to lead client meetings in hotel conference rooms in basements with no natural light. Sometimes “needs must”, but when a group is looking at brave and transformative ideas, always find a venue away from the office that has lots of natural light and space. It can only make […]

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