This leadership blog is for the rest of us

The respected, the accomplished, the aspiring stars, the toilers and everything in-between.

CEO’s need not apply. C-suite execs need not apply.




What to expect

Rockstar Leadership unpacks the challenges of leadership as it plays out in the real world, not the classroom. You will get;

  • advice with some edge
  • tips and tricks they don’t tell you about in the politically correct textbooks
  • more practice, less theory
  • and the occasional cringe-worthy smile

Phrases like “synergy”, “paradigm shifts” and “agile-scrums” are banned here.  Consider this “the streetguide to management and leadership”.

Enter at your own risk, but like all challenging climbs, the view will be worth it.


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Rockstar Leadership is a blog to inspire, educate and entertain you. In doing so this blog will give you a couple of different style posts for you to enjoy;

  1. Snapchats: a short 3-4 minute read recalling a leadership situation that I have experienced with a simple, thought-provoking takeaway for you
  2. Read and Lead: these are more detailed posts that have a lot more “meaty” content in them.¬†They will typically be a 5-10 minute read with the principle aim of educating you and inspiring you to take action.

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