During lockdown, I worked with a senior client who had navigated their organisation through some high stakes and high-profile potential risks; on the outside, they presented a positive picture yet inside, they felt discombobulated and were questioning whether or not
When asked “what has been the biggest positive change in your company culture in the last 15 months?” “Flexibility”, “empathy”, “more caring of each other”, “seeing people as people”, “mental health checks”, “having each other’s’ backs” and “togetherness” were some
Work life feels messy. Yes, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and are starting to cme back together in person, but what does the future hold for how we work together? In conversation with the
I love a coaching brief looking at how to help someone “develop their strategic thinking”, because in my twenties this was the feedback I was given too. At the time it felt like a doom-laden comment: no one could explain
Being an entrepreneur is personal. There is nowhere to hide, especially from your own personality. Who you are as a person is going to directly impact your success, right from the start. Your good, bad and the not-so-pretty traits will
This speedy, practical read is full of constructive ideas to help managers empower their people and create a happy workplace. The point that caught my attention was around the idea of preapproval. I don’t know a single person who wouldn’t
Ben Horowitz has built and sold companies, and now is the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm. This is my most recommended book of the moment – it’s packed full of great insight, whether you are an entrepreneur,
Are you the star employee of your business? A team of one, with a job description spanning CEO to Mr/Ms Do-it-all. In fact, you are THE business – there is no one else. Founder, Soletrepreneur, Entrepreneur, Consultant are all roles,
A friend started a new senior job in the financial sector, she had been hired because of her FMCG experience and they were keen to inject the rigour and consumer focus of FMCG into the way they worked in marketing.
I had a conversation this week about company values, which went along the lines of “what’s the point?” Now this leader leads a large organization and the amount of new business and people awards they win shows how well it
We are all in the thinking business. The value we add to the business is in our thinking. As leaders we need to actively encourage and care for our teams’ thinking. How much of your time is spent nurturing and
No one wants the role of Failure Director; leading your team and business towards failure. Of course we don’t want to fail at work, however failure is important. We need to understand the role it plays and as leaders be
How are you going to grow this year? What will move you out of your comfort zone? When we step out of our comfort zone we develop. Organisations try to encourage us to think about this with personal development plans.