Venting and reinforcing

How a leader remains neutral! What I have learnt, as a human being over the past three-ish decades, is there is a time to be positive and look for lessons and there is a time to vent, let everything out and simply allow yourself to wallow in self-pity. As a leader it?s really important to recognise the benefits for both …

How I came to like people!

By focusing on what I can control and becoming curious about others As the second of four children I didn?t have much space or ?me-time? when I was growing up. For most of my childhood I shared a bedroom with one of my three siblings and the arguments and disagreements were endless. We would fight (sometimes physically) over space, we …

One on one conversations matter!

When they?re done right It?s a conversation I had with a friend recently that prompts the topic for this weeks blog. My friend, we?ll call him James, is on the verge of quitting his job. He?s not bored or uninterested in what he?s doing, he loves the idea that what he does genuinely makes a difference in peoples? lives. He …

Building your leadership brand

How awesome is it when you?re tapped on the shoulder for a role? Even if it?s not a role you want, it?s pretty awesome to be considered for it. So what?s the secret? How is it that some people get tapped on the shoulder for role after role and others get crickets, that is, just the noise of crickets, nothing …

Stop making people wait

Like a large percentage of the population I like to be early. I can?t stand the thought of someone having to wait for me and so I?ll plan my calendar very carefully to ensure I?m on time. Now, I?ll admit there have been times where I?ve been late, but it?s the exception, rather than the rule. Arriving early gives me …

What do you value?

When I was younger and hopping from one job to another, in the pursuit of finding my passion, I never stopped to consider that what I was looking for was an alignment in values. On reflection, the most fulfilling roles I?ve ever had have been working for leaders who share similar values to my own. You see our values are …