The Engaging Leader Diary – Where The Magic Happens

Last week, I was at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall and went to see my friend Caspar Craven speak. Caspar really inspired me during a recent interview to produce my own set of values and vision statement with my family, just as you would for a team. This has been very valuable for us.

Besides setting up successful businesses and sailing around the world, his family set the intention of having magical family experiences. Where did this take them? Well two years sailing around the globe with three young children and an amazing set of adventures. This has led to what I have no doubt will be a very successful book and with such a powerful story who knows what else…..

Key messages for me personally from his very engaging speech were ‘if you set your mind to something you can really make it happen’. A clear direction for your family and team is of course essential . All engaging leaders or those aspiring to be should also reflect on the old African proverb ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As Caspar also says ‘A happy team is a fast team’.

To be inspired and learn about his 8 principles to create the magic I would recommend you check out his website to see him speak and pre-order his book now  Where the Magic Happens

 


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If you are in a leadership position, one of the big challenges is getting more from less. What Chris has brought to me personally and to Everards is to be efficient in my thinking, to ensure I prioritise with my team, evaluate very clearly what we are doing and as a result continuously grow. In these economic times, it would be easy to look at an engagement with Chris as a cost. I would encourage anybody to look upon it as an investment in that you will achieve more from less and will only understand what that means for you personally and your business more broadly via that engagement. For anyone out there looking to achieve more for less, looking to increase their profitability and value of their business, then Chris is a man to work with. He will deliver huge added value to your business.

 

Stephen Gould, Managing Director of Everards Brewery Ltd and Leicestershire Business Executive of the Year 2013 More Testimonials

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