Posts Categorized: Executive Coaching

16 weeks until Christmas – What next?

Depending on how much you love Christmas that heading made you sigh or smile…….. The thing is many of us wait until 1st January to think about how we want our next year to pan out. But imagine if you started now – If there is just ONE thing you would like to be different… Read more »

10 ways to be super productive – No, we only need TWO!

I was going to write an article on ‘10 ways to be super productive’ but stopped myself in time. We don’t need 10 things to do.  We need one (oh alright then, two). I’m really good at being unproductive.  I can mess about on LinkedIn or Facebook, procrastinate when things are too difficult or, frankly,… Read more »

10 ways to influence with integrity – Re-visited

As always, I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you.  If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance! This week it’s: 10 ways to influence… Read more »

3 ways to be more productive – Re-visited

As always, I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you.  If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance! This week it’s: 3 ways to… Read more »

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 »