It saddens me that so many people with really valuable and useful things to say don’t get heard. And yet their colleagues speak up and speak out with no problem at all – sometimes eloquently and succinctly, at other times…. well you know the rest! It saddens me because when I first became a senior… Read more »
Posts Tagged: confidence
Last week I wrote about the safety blanket of Busy-ness. This week I want to share with you four key things to help you or your teams throw off that safety blanket! I wrote the article for Strategic HR Review a while back and thought it was worth a re-share! I do have permission… Read more »
Over the last three weeks I’ve been sharing with you a step by step process to help you change your team culture. (if you can’t find the articles contact firstname.lastname@example.org) In last week’s article, I talked about the importance of focusing on no more than three critical behaviours to change – if you try to change everything at… Read more »
Over the last couple of months we’ve been focusing on the 6 characteristics of a resilient team So far, we’ve looked at: Common Purpose and Trust This week… it’s all about candid conversations.
Last week I shared with you the three things that will help you strengthen trust in your team. Number one was this: Open, inclusive and honest conversations about the things that really matter with equal ‘air time’ and high quality listening. We made a start on this last week with an exercise I shared with you to help you… Read more »
That’s it for another year. Your tree’s looking a bit sad and droopy (if it’s still there). Maybe you’re feeling a bit sad and droopy too. Or you’re energised and raring to go feeling shiny and sparkly about the year ahead. Or … you’ve got all these feelings going on at the same time….. you… Read more »
The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea. I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling… Read more »
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 »
I want to talk about #everydaypowerlessness at work – the things which, on the surface, might simply seem annoying or frustrating and even trivial – but can, over time, erode your confidence, your self- belief and your ability to do great work.
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 »