Monthly Archives: July 2017

Two great reads for your holiday

Each year at about this time I like to share with you some summer reading – my favourite books for leaders this year. Both of these are readable, practical, and full of good, well-researched ideas to reflect on whilst you are lying on your sunbed or relaxing anywhere else. The Best Place to Work: The… Read more »

Are you working too hard?

As the holiday season is upon us I thought it worth reflecting on Bronnie Ware’s poignant book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  The number two regret is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. It reminds us all, I think, to enjoy our precious downtime this summer – however we choose to spend it…. Read more »

5 Ways to Avoid Pointless Meetings (without offending)

One of the biggest time wasters in organisations is meetings.  So much of them are simply collective procrastination with people pretending that stuff is actually getting done. When it isn’t. Who are we kidding here? Three of my coaching clients this week have talked meetings as a major time waster.  I’ve laid down a challenge… Read more »