This week the theme is all about Optimisation of your own leadership skills:

Welcome to this weeks edition of TAO!
(still letting that abbreviation sink in. I'm not 100% sure I like it yet?).

As promised, every Wednesday you will receive:

  1. Something to Ponder
  2. Something to Act on
  3. And something to Share

Helping you to be strategic towards your destination. Tactical in your journey towards it. And helping you build the mindset to survive both.

So let's jump in!

Something to Ponder 🤯:

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder towards success..."

"Leadership is determining if that ladder is leaning against the right wall..!"

That is a paraphrase from the Author of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People', Stephen Covey.

To become a better leader.

You need to become more decisive. And more critical.

Including being critical of yourself and your own actions.

On the surface, this seems pretty easy.

But I promise you.

The more you think about it, the more you'll begin to see errors in your ways.

The devil is in the details.

Ponder-away! 🤔

Something to Act on 🔥:

This one is easy.

While Pondering on the above.

And getting started reading what's below.

Go and treat yourself!

Find a nice cafe.

Get some cake (some good cake)...

And savage it!!!

You've deserved it 🍰 💪

And something to Share 🤝:

This is a little gift from me to you...

Below are the top three books I get all my clients in leadership roles to read.

Paperback, Hardback, Kindle, Audible...

That's up to you.

But I strongly suggest. If you've not read them. Then read them!

You can thank me later 😉

1) Team of Teams, by General Stanley McChrystal:

Team of Teams

by General Stanley McCrystal - This book will change the way you think about teamwork, interoperability and collaboration.

Check it out on

2) The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz:

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

by Ben Horowitz - A barebones insight into the nature of business, the more successful you become. Giving you an insight into how far you might, yourself, be willing to go.

Check it out on

3) Radical Candor, by Kim Scott:

Radical Candor

by Kim Scott - She is brilliant at breaking down the nuances of leading teams. Motivating the individual and group alike. All the while being fair to all, but still blunt when necessary

Check it out on

See you next week...!


P.S. This week's Dad Joke is a classic (as always!) 🤣

At first I didn't like having a beard...

But then it grew on me!

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