By the end of this week all of our Leadership Groups will have met with Colin Maclachlan, the former SAS soldier who you’ve probably seen on several TV programmes about our elite forces.

At our meetings, Colin described details of his experiences on tours of Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, as well as at home with the Stansted hijack, and the lessons learned from each and how they can be applied personally and in particular to the leadership challenges of everyday business.

Every one of our members has come away from Colin’s 3.5 hour workshop inspired to take specific actions to increase resilience, to find deeper levels of motivation, and also the key way to deal with conflict, to minimise it, and get to resolution really quickly.

Having now hosted Colin eight times you might think I’d heard all his material – but no, last week he described two situations that have got me thinking in a totally new direction.

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