Posts Tagged: resilience

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 »

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 »

Three Character Traits

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: This article in The… Read more »

The danger of operating in ‘Survival’ mode

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring the topic of unhelpful beliefs, stories and scripts. A few people have asked me why we behave in ways or repeat patterns that actually do us no good at all – and even though we know it, we seem unable to do anything about it.

Habits that Support Team Resilience

This is the final posting on the topic of Team Resilience!  I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the articles and big thanks to those of you that have taken the time to give your feedback on how you are using the information. In this blog series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team we… Read more »

Thinking Resiliently

Thinking In this series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team we have so  far looked at the topics of  common purpose, team norms, trust and candid conversations . The fourth characteristic of a resilient team is the ability to think resiliently. I wrote about thinking traps last year so I’m not going to repeat myself on that front. But I will say this.  The… Read more »