The DNA of a Winning Mindset

Bill Walsh said that “Winners act like winners before they are winners” which indicates that you have to assume the traits of someone who thinks, feel and behaves like they attract success in order toRead more

Setting the pace as a headteacher – from the pitch to the classroom

by Emmanuel Botwe, Headteacher at Tytherington School.  I’ve been in post as headteacher of Tytherington School in Macclesfield since September 2015 and I’m learning that it’s a role that requires a balancing act of greatRead more

Making an Emotional Connection – Communicating with Impact

As humans we are inherently emotional beings. Though we try to be rational and clear-headed, we’re a nebulous mass of thoughts and feelings which ultimately drive our decision-making and day-to-day habits – often unconsciously. TheRead more

Honesty is the best policy – the importance of authenticity in leadership

There’s a lot to be said for consistency. It might seem that frenetic, unpredictable behaviour is the work of genius but in reality you can’t lead a team effectively if nobody knows what to expectRead more

Paving the way for sustained success

There is a difference between becoming a championship team and a championship club. Sometimes it’s possible to stumble across success, like a happy accident of sorts. When you find your company, team or organisation (becauseRead more

Pete Lowe teams up with Tytherington School to create and sustain winning mindsets

In an educational landscape that is subject to increasing scrutiny and pressure, leadership has never been more in the spotlight. A study by Harvard Business Review recently exposed a potentially distorted reward criteria for headteachers,Read more

The power of the changing room – know your team

Too many leaders exist in ivory towers, or at least enclosed offices that separate them from their teams. If you want to know what’s really going on you need to be part of those conversationsRead more

Interview: former Manchester City coach Pete Lowe, founder of First Team Ltd

Pete Lowe

This article appeared on BDAILY on 25th January 2016. By Richard Bell. With the Beautiful Game forming such a prominent part of the North West’s identity and culture, I was eager to speak to theRead more

Managing mavericks – nurturing the magic while avoiding fallout

Identifying the maverick Team environments are a melting pot of personalities. Invariably, individuals with a strong desire to win, coupled with huge confidence levels, come to the fore. Often described as talents with “big egos”Read more

Creating a movement for change to counter the toxic disease of complacency

You might think there are limited parallels between Premiership football and the boardroom, but you’ll struggle to find an arena where performance is under greater scrutiny than in world-class football. Few business leaders will beRead more

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