Posts Tagged: leadership and mindfulness

Trust me, I’m a leader?

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring the Six Characteristics of a resilient team. So far, we’ve explored Common Purpose and Team Norms and their link to team resilience. Over the next few weeks it’s all about Trust. In my experience, resilient teams have a high level of trust for one another – or at least ‘enough… Read more »

Change someone’s world – help them to ‘Think Out Loud’

Last week I facilitated the final day of my Manager as Coach Train the Trainer programme with a group of busy in-house facilitators and coaches; ran the final day of my Lead with Impact working retreat with 6 busy leaders and co-delivered an intensive experiential workshop with my great friend and colleague Lois Burton with a group of our talented and… Read more »

What happened with Ann?? Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I shared Ann’s story.  If you remember, Ann thought she had ‘too much empathy’ and it was creating problems in her business – particularly with one of her long-standing senior team members. She needed to make a difficult decision which, she admits, she had been putting off (sound familiar?)  about his… Read more »

Building empathy – rewind, reset, re-learn

Last week  I wrote about how challenging it can be to build empathy with people that ‘wind us up’ and how, when our hot buttons are pressed, we are likely to want to fight, flee, freeze or appease. It’s easy to feel genuine empathy for people that are ‘like us’; that we like and like us… Read more »

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 »

Inspire like Dave!

A very happy 2016 to you and I hope this year brings you everything you hope for. At the end of last year, I asked you what you wanted to be saying at the end of 2016 using this phrase in the present tense: If I imagine myself one year on…… what am I saying… Read more »

366 days to change your world

Most of us think of January 1st as a time to start our New Year Resolutions.  But I think Christmas is often a great time to look back AND to look forward with these two simple questions: What am I celebrating this year – what I’ve achieved, what my team has achieved….and how will I… Read more »