Ian Lock

When was the last time you were a true learner?

A few weeks ago I picked up the practice of Tai Chi after a gap of nearly 20…


Do you want to be right or in a successful partnership?

It occurred to me the other morning, as I was sat in my car on the M25 listening…


It takes time to build big relationships – or does it?

Senior leaders often tell me that it takes time to build big relationships and it’s not something that…


How do you know how you are doing as a leader?

We can often spend time thinking about our leadership and how we are doing as leaders against our…


How easy is it for you to embrace your best self?

It was the end of a long week and I’d been working in my office all Friday. Everything…


When are you extraordinary?

Human beings are fantastic. I’m constantly reminded of this especially when I’m talking with people who are ‘up…


What are you making it mean?

In the world of leadership meaning is everything. One of the questions I often ask clients is: ‘What…


How committed are you to others’ success?

I really liked Anni’s recent note on the power of committing to another’s success. Here’s my take on…


What do I do, now that I’ve used up all my great ideas?

I often have a conversation with leaders about this question. It usually involves the realisation that they had…