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5 Ways to Transform your Leadership

5 Ways to Transform your Leadership

What kind of leader do you aspire to be? In today’s frenetic world, there is tremendous focus on what needs doing and taking action. So often when I meet with leaders, they measure their success by telling me how busy they are. The consequence for the people working...

Is Micromanagement Destroying Your Team?

Is Micromanagement Destroying Your Team?

“People leave managers, not companies” wrote Marcus Buckingham, in his book First, Break All the Rules. In my work as a facilitator, people often share with me that one of the primary reasons they are fed up at work is because they are being micromanaged. Are You...

Do You Know Your Outcome?

Do You Know Your Outcome?

It can sometimes be quite tricky to identify what it is we want... when I ask my clients "what outcome would you like to achieve?", they often go on to reply with a long list of things they don't want! As a leader having clear outcomes is essential if you are going to...

Is Your Organisation in Crisis?

Is Your Organisation in Crisis?

If ever there was a time when we need to reinvent our organisations, it's now. The latest reports that work-related stress has reached epidemic proportions is a cry for change. International Stress Awareness Week is an opportunity for senior leaders to acknowledge how...

Is Shared Purpose Enough?

Is Shared Purpose Enough?

  I believe coaching as a leadership approach helps to make work more meaningful. So I've been delighted to work with an inspiring group of leaders over the past 12 months, who have been honing their coaching skills. As I bring their programme to a close, it is...

Why Does Your Organisation Exist?

Why Does Your Organisation Exist?

“Why does your organisation exist?”   Have you ever stopped to ask yourself the question? Bringing together a group of leaders recently to explore this seemingly simple question, we quickly discovered this question runs deep. For some the question proved quite...

How to Grow a High Performing Team?

How to Grow a High Performing Team?

Harnessing the power of the collective can seem like an impossible task for many leaders. In many organisations individuals work alongside one another and are a team by name only. They have yet to discover the magic formula to perform well together. So what can you do...

Has Your Team Lost Its Mojo?

Has Your Team Lost Its Mojo?

When was the last time you found yourself working on a project, or contributing to a team, and wondering “where’s this going?” You find yourself going through the motions, with little energy or thought about outcomes. You do what you do out of habit. If you are...

What If We Slow Down to Speed Up?

What If We Slow Down to Speed Up?

Attention! The world seems to demand that everything gets our attention, right now. We are connected almost 24 / 7. If we don’t stop and pause to reflect on our habits and behaviours, and make connecting a conscious choice, this constant connectivity starts to run our...

What is Leadership? 3 Traits for Reflection

What is Leadership? 3 Traits for Reflection

"What is leadership?" This is often one of the first questions I ask participants on my leadership development programmes. In small groups, leaders huddle together to consider the question and share their thoughts. There is usually an initial silence whilst the...

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