courage

Last week I had the privilege of gathering with my colleagues at New Level Results (NLR) for an associates day. Whilst there I was reminded again of the story of the journey of the coxless four who crossed the Pacific Ocean. It was a journey NLR was involved in. The standout words for me from …

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I have a confession to make. Looking back over recent blogs you could be forgiven for thinking ‘this guy has got it all together.’ Truth to tell, things have been pretty challenging of late. I really don’t feel like that guy who has it all sorted out. As I write this our family is getting …

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In uncertain times such as we are currently living in – there is a temptation as leaders to look to control. The uncertainty raises the monster that is fear in our hearts and drives us to make poor decisions with unhelpful consequences. Is there an alternative? I think there is. In a world with the …

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Without doubt Michael Jordan was one of the greatest sportsmen ever but the Chicago Bulls NBA player himself famously admitted that although talent wins games, it’s teamwork that wins championships. My name’s Mark Billage and I have to admit, I’ve never played professional basketball, (being a little on the short side!) I have however written …

There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’ but there is in ‘I See You’ Read More »

I have a confession to make. It may be that you can relate to it. Last week I allowed a couple of problems to become bigger than me. I found myself in a ditch of my own making. Although my hope was rapidly disappearing, fortunately I hadn’t quite lost sight of the fact that problems …

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Continuing the theme of lifting the cover on my new book, this week I want to use an article I came across in The Times newspaper over the weekend, focused on leadership. It was about Pippa Murray who started the company Pip and Nut in 2015. Her observation was around how she has had to …

Leadership Matters Read More »

One of the thrills as a parent is the experiences you get to take part in with your children. I have found that some of them are fun, enjoyable experiences. Others, such as the time I was sitting at the top of a vertical drop on a rollercoaster my kids having convinced me to go …

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As someone who has both been a leader and been led, it has become clear to me that good leaders are consistent in their character – they have integrity. Their values and behaviour are consistent whether in public or private. Building sites have long been a fascination for me. Particularly the bigger building projects for …

Personal Integrity Read More »

Can you believe that one month of 2021 is over? Done. Gone. Already! Time out everyone. One month down, let’s stop for a minute and think about what is going on and where we are going. In sport, a time out is a break in the game for a rest, and to plan what to …

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Happy New Year here we are the start of 2021! It seems we are not out of the woods yet as far as the pandemic is concerned. Christmas may have been very different for many of us this year, probably not what we hoped for! Courage may be in short supply! Have you ever noticed …

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