Much overlooked and under-valued for leadership roles, Myers-Briggs ISFJs have some critical qualities to offer as leaders.

They are great listeners, dedicated to getting stuff done and often have a great sense of humour (pretty important in these challenging times!). They are motivated to help others to shine rather than…


There’s been a lot of debate about whether we should feel sympathy for Theresa May or not.

As human beings we generally feel something when we see emotion in others. It might be a reflection of their emotion (they’re sad so we feel sad), or a reaction (they’re sad, we’re…


You’ve got your company offsite coming up and you’d like to find an external speaker to add to the agenda. What do you need to do now?

  1. Ask yourself why you want an external speaker? The best reason to bring in someone from the outside is to get a new…


Keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs OR What my own midlife crisis taught me about stress and mental health.

This time last year my home had 4 wheels.

In an attempt to reduce my stress levels, I sold my house and took my daughter and two…


Look. Sometimes you’re so good at your job or running your business that you end up leading people through no fault of your own. It just happened.

And you suspect you might be a bit s#*! at it.

People are looking at you with an expectation that you will lead…


You’re born, you suffer, you die. Isn’t that how the saying goes?

Of course, most of us have some great times in between. But a large part of our life is our work and a large part of our work is frustrating. If you care about what you do it’s…


I read an inspirational Instagram post the other day by the wonderful Brian Falchuk which said “Life Shouldn’t Feel Like a Job”. I agree completely. …


It’s Tuesday. But for most of us it’s the first day back at work this year.

Who woke up with that “Monday Morning Feeling”? Or who went to bed with that “Sunday Evening Feeling”?

You spent most of your years at school and then your years in further education or…


I used to do my New Year’s Resolutions with great gusto. I recall a list of more than 50 resolutions when I was a teenager covering everything from how I would take more care with various aspects of my appearance to how I would stop myself putting my foot in…


A Brilliant Gamble — Why I’m Selling my House and Buying a Van

Next Spring my family and I will embark on a new adventure.

We will move out of our house and locate ourselves in different European cities and regions for about a year. We will travel around in…

Blaire Palmer

Agent provocateur, CEO, columnist, world authority on the future of leadership, keynote speaker, Former BBC Today Producer

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