Posts Tagged: leadership and mindfulness

How BATMAN helps me network!

  Last time I shared Susie Burdekin’s fears and worries about networking – some familiar ground for many of us, I suspect. This is how Susie worked to overcome those networking fears….. (in her own words) ‘I had to turn it on its head….and over time (and practice) I tackled each area and gradually became more confident. I… Read more »

Hate Networking? Read on

I want to share the experiences of a favourite client of mine, Susie Burdekin.  Susie was Director of multi-award winning Brand Partnership agency Cherry London  and now runs the niche consultancy business The Drill Company. Susie is someone who didn’t enjoy ‘networking’ – quite a challenge given the industry she is in.  Here’s her story in… Read more »

Get off the Superhighway

Over the last three weeks I’ve been looking at Leadership Presence Leaders with presence are great at really focusing on what they are doing and on the person or people they are with. Many of you are joining me on a mission to get more focus in your own life and work so I thought… Read more »

From See-through Nighties to Delegation

My brilliant colleague and friend Harry Brooks, a consultant of 46 years’ standing  who has in his time written about pretty well everything from see-through nighties to investment banking and has worked with Nissan, Mars, Lexus, Seiko, English Heritage, Wimpey, Logica… .to name but a few…… has some great words of wisdom which I would… Read more »

No More Carrot and Stick

A question I am often asked is: ‘How do I motivate my team?’ To which my answer is: Ask them! It’s rarely just about the money. Christine Comaford in her book, SmartTribes:  How Teams Become Brilliant Together, talks about the importance of giving employees a sense of the three things they deeply crave: Safety Belonging Mattering… Read more »

10 ways to develop your leadership presence

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring Personal Presence. Presence) ‘Reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you’re being the authentic you, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique character traits flow. As leaders, we must be technically competent to gain others’… Read more »

The Power of Leadership Presence

What is Presence? ‘I know it when I see it’ is what most of us would say. But here’s a definition that might help: “It reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you’re being the authentic you, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique… Read more »

On Losing my Personal Presence

I found this quote on a blog post recently and it got me thinking about a conversation I had some years ago with a potential coaching client. It served as one of my best pieces of learning about Personal Presence (and I’ll talk more about this subject over the next couple of weeks). If your… Read more »

We Need to Talk – Step Four

In my last few blog postings I’ve been sharing some steps on the journey to mastering those conversations that we’ve been avoiding. Here’s a recap on what we’ve covered so far: – Step One:  Identify what it is that makes a conversation difficult for YOU – Step Two: identify some choice points – Step Three:… Read more »

We Need to Talk – Step Three

The ‘F’ word   That’s ‘F’ for Feelings in case you were wondering ……. In my last two postings I’ve been sharing some steps on the journey to mastering tough/challenging/difficult conversations – call them what you will. We’ve covered two steps so far. Step One:  Identify what it is that makes a conversation difficult for… Read more »