Posts Tagged: conflict

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 »

Corporate Values are Meaningless unless….

I have to say I am sometimes a bit cynical about corporate values (there, I said it!). Not because they are not good things to have – in theory they are – but because so often they are words created to sound good, written by the senior team, a ‘project group’ or a bunch of… Read more »

 Tricky Workplace Conversations

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: Tricky Workplace Conversations

Is your Script past its Sell By date?

  In this week’s blog I want to talk about the beliefs, stories and scripts that get in the way of effective leadership and make us less focused or  successful  than we could be. We often talk about Self Limiting Beliefs, old stories or out-of-date scripts  – these can keep us stuck, make us feel… Read more »

Trust on the Team Table

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at the  topic of trust and specifically focusing on what we actually mean by the words trust and trustworthiness. I’m pretty sure that most of us think we are trustworthy. But do others see us as we see ourselves?

Not Shying Away

Last week I shared Dave Perkins’ inspiring thinking about how he wanted 2016 to look for himself and the  Nottingham Area board of  Young Enterprise UK. This week and next I’m going to be sharing Dave’s great wisdom and humility in ‘Not Shying Away’.  His words have given me a great deal of food for thought… Read more »