Who are you without your title?

Command-and-control leadership is losing its grip. A new way of thinking is emerging: #OpenLeadership, which embraces change as constant, encourages individual thought, relies on intuition more than data, fluidity more than hierarchy, trust more than fear, and the common good more than profit.

Click here to learn about the four core qualities of leaders who can and will be at the vanguard of #OpenLeadership.

I act as sounding board, coach and strategic advisor to a select number of such leaders and their companies around the world.

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I want to help the leaders of today fulfil their promise tomorrow. Seriously, starting right now. I look forward to talking to you.

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

Tom has been a mentor and a great source of support and inspiration to me for over a decade. Always willing to share his insight, perspective and wealth of experience, he has always challenged me to do better. Work with him if you get the chance!

– Steve McIntosh, GPHR, FCA, Founder & CEO

Tom's Latest Writing

Being vulnerable is more than saying you are

Saying you are vulnerable is not the same as being vulnerable. The four core qualities of #OpenLeadership are: Be Hungry Be Humble Be Brave Be Open Linked to that is Chip Conley’s idea of being a “vulnerable visionary” a leader who expresses vulnerability allied with confidence, eg: “I have no idea how we will get […]

A coaching tool from the 13th century

“All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one” I’ve been coaching for many years and am often asked to share tools I use as a coach to support clients cut to the chase and so gain clarity and focus. One of my favourite coaching tools dates back to the 13th […]

Simplicity is harder work than complexity

Helping customers find simplicity in a complex world. Inspiration Yesterday I had the privilege of watching an audience with the author Matt Haig at the Edinburgh Book Festival. His writing style is often simple and concise. When asked about this, he noted that many years ago he used to revel in complexity and even exhibited arrogance and […]

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