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How can you be a truly great leader

My business is about creating GREAT LEADERS and I have read many articles on what it takes to be a TRULY GREAT LEADER. With all this information WHY is it that we still have so many ineffective leaders and managers that destroy workforces?

Businesses lose 2.7 Billion a year due to dysfunctional teams, and who’s fault is that? The workforce? NO, its leadership teams and I’m going to explain WHY!

 Let’s look at another form of dysfunction. Here’s one that we all know “dysfunctional families” now this is a subject I know all about both personally and professionally. We have many people that say they grew up in a dysfunction family, but where does the dysfunction comes from? A lot of the time this is generational, PASSED from parent to child, until the cycle is broken.

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Windows – a book about unlocking the potential

Windows – a book about unlocking potential

This is the first chapter of a book I’d like to write about my life, unlocking potential and what I’ve learnt form both sides of the tracks –  I would really appreciate your views on it . . .

What a beautiful day! I am on a train travelling north to deliver my first appointment as a professional speaker. How did my life get to this point? I look out of the window – it’s a delightful Spring day in April. The sun is shining and the bright colours of spring are washing over me, the beauty leads to a deep breath and a feeling of being grateful for my life today.

Looking out of this window makes me think of the many other windows I have looked out of throughout my life, the people and places that are related to those windows, some are still in my life today – others are gone and some, are shadowy figures that I can’t quite remember.

Portsmouth volunteering awards

Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteers Awards

Volunteering Awards

The date is booked for Wednesday the 2nd June where I will be delivering my first key note speech at the Portsmouth Volunteering Awards that have been set up by Brian Bracher from Portsmouth Together.

Meeting with Brian, I get the brief that explains that I need to deliver a speech that expresses how volunteering can change your life and to get the audience to consider why they volunteer and what they gain.

Its now time to prepare as I have only 10 minutes to deliver this which is going to be tricky as I have so much to say and I run the risk of speaking too fast. Thinking about my speech and delivery gives me the familiar feeling of fear, I smile as I know fear will never hold me back.

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Why prison reform is important to me

This is a blog I wrote for Russell Webster


My name is Gethin Jones and as I write this I am a 46 year old man that runs his own business. This is a new venture as up until last year I had as successful career within Portsmouth City council. Within the council, I managed a young person’s service that focused on young people who were at risk of entering the criminal justice system. I also managed the Alcohol Intervention Team that supported increasing drinking, heavy drinking and dependent drinking clients. My last role was as a service manager overseeing a staff team of 40 that looked at reducing health inequalities to the most deprived areas of the city. To put this into context I need to tell you about my life post 2006.