Posts Tagged: leadership skills

The energy – resilience connection

So far in this blog series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team  we have looked at the topics of common purpose, team norms, trust, candid conversations and resilient thinking. Even if I do say so myself there is a wealth of resource included in these articles so check them out if you haven’t done so already.The fifth characteristic of a resilient team… Read more »

Don’t feel guilty

So, 25 days in to the New Year – how are those resolutions holding up? Not working out? Either they don’t have enough emotional importance for you, they’re the wrong resolutions or you’re making excuses (‘not enough time’ and ‘too difficult’ being the most common……) Beating yourself up serves no-one.

Don’t Write Your Goals For 2019 (Yet)

I’m always tempted at this time of year to rush headlong into goal setting. But I’ve found it much more powerful to reflect on the previous year first. These questions work for me:

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 »