Posts Tagged: under pressure

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 »

Start this TOMORROW and get loads more done!

Yet another day chasing your tail, wondering how you’re going to get through that meeting, lead your team, talk sense with your boss AND have time to eat lunch? If someone tells you to ‘manage your time better’ you’re going to scream or run away swearing under your breath. What’s the cure?

Are you working too hard?

As the holiday season is upon us I thought it worth reflecting on Bronnie Ware’s poignant book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  The number two regret is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. It reminds us all, I think, to enjoy our precious downtime this summer – however we choose to spend it…. Read more »

Nine things you need for success in a new role

In my experience, many people look to move jobs come September. They’ve had time to reflect over the summer and decided it’s time to move on – for whatever reason. So if you’re starting a new role in the next few weeks – or indeed if you have a ‘new starter’ in your team –… Read more »