Posts Categorized: Management Development

Mood hoovers are killing your resilience

Apparently, one of the biggest challenges to our resilience is our co-workers!If you’re surrounded by mood hoovers, drama kings or queens or whiners and whingers you are quite likely to be feeling short of resilience right now. As you can see from the graph above a UK study indicated that ‘managing difficult relationships/politics in the workplace’ is shown… Read more »

Don’t feel guilty

So, 25 days in to the New Year – how are those resolutions holding up? Not working out? Either they don’t have enough emotional importance for you, they’re the wrong resolutions or you’re making excuses (‘not enough time’ and ‘too difficult’ being the most common……) Beating yourself up serves no-one. You’re NOT a failure. Simply… Read more »

35 Questions to help you lead effortlessly

I love a good checklist and I know that you do too. I’ve put this one together to help you and your team get absolutely clear on what’s working and what isn’t – questions about your organisation, questions for your team and for you personally. You can complete the checklist online. Contact me if you’d… Read more »

Don’t Write Your Goals For 2019 (Yet)

I’m always tempted at this time of year to rush headlong into goal setting. But I’ve found it much more powerful to reflect on the previous year first. These questions work for me: Question Number One What were the highlights of 2018 – the things that brought you joy and personal satisfaction? Know what brings… Read more »

Thank you for being here.

Thank you for being part of my community – for reading my work, commenting, agreeing and disagreeing – and sharing. I really appreciate it. I wish you a joyful and happy Christmas and see you in 2019.

This sentence changed everything

  This year has been a tough one for many reasons. Two tragic events – one family death – my wonderful sister – and one natural disaster (flooding) in our village that, frankly, have been almost too momentous to take in. I count my blessings. Our house was hardly touched in the floods – but… Read more »

How to stay stuck

I hate feeling stuck. Unfocused, unsure, blurry…… anxious. That feeling of not being able to make a decision despite mulling it over in your mind for hours on end or boring everybody with the same dilemma time and time again. One minute you ‘make the decision’ only to change your mind again half an hour… Read more »

I got fired – (and what I learned)

I’ve been fired twice. Once from a seasonal job in Switzerland – for insubordination. (If you know me, that won’t surprise you at all – and in my defence, I was very young). And a year or so later for not ‘looking the part’ (my ‘just out of student life’ gear didn’t work in the hallowed… Read more »

Do you do this too?

Do you stick to what you know (the ‘boring, done it for years, can do it with my eyes shut’ stuff) when you’re faced with something ambiguous, vague, scary or new? The ‘out of comfort zone’ task, project or conversation? Me too! Does what one of my Facebook group members said recently sound familiar?