Graham’s blog

There Is Nothing Wrong With Change – If It Is In The Right Direction

OK, it’s happened.  I have left Lane4 and am now operating under the name TOP Performance Consulting Ltd.  By the way, I hope you like the new website.

I have spent most of my career supporting other people through change, whether it be with elite athletes or senior business executives.  Going through it myself over the past couple of months has been an ‘interesting’ experience to say…

Dreams can come true

The biggest thing I have learned since I co-founded Lane4 is that dreams really can come true. Fifteen years ago, Adrian Moorhouse, Adrian Hutchinson and I dreamed about building a company that would be different to work for, be different in its market place and would grow organically to a size that would have a global reach whilst still maintaining its core values.

Lane4 has 65 people in…

Put the team first

The past two or three weeks have been pretty full for me, involving plenty of travelling to work with my clients. I’ve also done a few guest podcasts, the most recent of which was part of Lisa Haneberg’s series of ‘Fireside Chats’ with authors. Click on the link below to listen to the 20 minute interview about how to thrive on…

Interview: Thrive on Pressure

I am scheduled be interveiwed on my latest book “Thrive on Pressure” on the 20 October, you’ll be able to gain access to the archived interview by following this link…

Work life balance

Apologies for the long gap since my last post. A family bereavement brought with it an upheaval and sadness that quite rightly pushed updating my blog off any priority list. As ever, events like this are a painful reminder of what’s really important in life. Sadly, we too quickly forget as we get back into the routine of ‘normal’ life again – which brings me to the topic of work-lif…

Is your own team high performing?

My schedule over the past couple of weeks has been dominated by the publication of the Thrive on Pressure book by McGraw-Hill. I’ve delivered several presentations as part of the book launch and my assertion that Tiger Woods is not as mentally tough as many think has sparked some ‘interesting’ conversations. I must send him a copy of the book! See my blog posted on August 2nd if you…

Woods and pressure

I told you a few months ago that McGraw-Hill had acquired the publishing rights to my latest book, Thriving on Pressure. I am delighted to inform you that the book will be available from mid-August and can be pre-ordered on Amazon right now. You will see on the home page of this website that the book has a different cover and a slightly different title. I have also added another 20 pages or so…

No hiding place

At the time of writing my last blog on June 21st, I thought that the worst might be over. Dismal performances against the US and Algeria would surely be long forgotten by now as the England soccer team, as is their tradition, improved as the World Cup progressed. Alas, it was to get even worse, with the embarrassment of a 4-1 thrashing by Germany.

England’s performance in the previous…

What’s motivating you?

I told you in my blog posted on June 7th that data emanating from the Lane4 ‘What’s Motivating You?’ survey were in the process of being analyzed. The report has now been published and I want to share the headline results with you.

The survey attracted nearly 650 responses, reinforcing that motivation among employees is a hot topic in organizations right now. The most interesting…

What’s the impact of your motivation?

Many thanks to those of you who have listened to and provided positive feedback on the podcast I recorded for the American Management Association. The content clearly resonated with the leaders among you who find yourselves in testing times.

Many thanks also to those of you who responded to the motivation survey I posted in my last blog. The data are currently being analyzed and t…