Posts Tagged: confidence

4 ways to throw off the safety blanket of Busyness

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 »

Changing your Team Culture – Make it work in the real world

  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 pat@lynnscottcoaching.co.uk) 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 »

Are you at a career crossroad?

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 »

Ever wanted the ground to swallow you up?

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 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 »

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 »