Stop Being Busy, Start Being FocussedIf I were to ask you how you are, what would you say? I suspect there is a strong possibility your answer would include the word ‘busy’. Most of us feel busy and we see being busy as a positive thing. If you’re busy, that must mean you’re productive, useful and high-achieving. If you’re
Forget Resolutions. Embrace Possibilities and Create Your VisionAfter the sparkle and busyness of the Christmas holidays, early January is a time of awkward transition for many of us. Commuters travel to work past brightly-lit Christmas trees. Indulgences are still being felt, and with them come resolutions. Promises of change and something better. The celebrations are ending, replaced with determination. Dwelling in
The Feedback LoopThe Feedback Loop When we see a job has been well done, it’s natural to offer feedback to the person responsible. But a simple expression of appreciation has limited value on its own. Feedback is often given and received with thanks, and while it will brighten someone’s day, it is won’t have really significant
Is this the number one thing that gets in the way of making progress?Should your organisation get rid of cynicism? “How do you get rid of cynicism in an organisation?” This question was put to me recently by David, MD of an international sales organisation during a coaching session. Why did he ask? Because “it’s the number one thing that gets in the way of making progress”
Two Little Words: The power of thank youWhen did you last say thank you? The chances are, it wasn’t long ago. Most of us say those two words many times a day: buying a coffee, arriving at a meeting, eating dinner. We say it often, but what does thank you actually mean? It’s easy to say two words, but a real thank you
5 Reasons to Invest in Yourself as a LeaderGreat leaders are visionaries. They can inspire, innovate and nurture both people and ideas. These qualities don’t appear in a person by accident. To have a vision for others, you must also have a vision for yourself, and that takes investment. What is your leadership vision? If that’s a difficult question to answer,
Shoulders to stand on: why leaders need mentors
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” Isaac Newton
A good mentor provides the shoulders that their mentoree needs to stand on to see, and go, further
Change management – time for a change?
Calling time on change management
How can we move from change management and viewing change as a one off event to viewing change as an ongoing process?