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Balanced Leadership Development

Whether I’m working with someone on developing their team or business; improving their golf; or developing as a band, one common theme I keep coming back to, is that of focusing on the process rather than getting too myopic about the outcome. Over time I’ve found it more beneficial to get clients to look at… Read more


Practising Self-Care

In a recent coaching session, my client ‘Michael’ explained that he was feeling extremely stressed; there was too much going on; a number of changes were being made in his business area which he was having difficulty accepting etc etc.  The net result was that he was at the point of ‘checking out’ – starting… Read more


Choosing the Appropriate Leadership Style

Leadership tools and models may come and go but there are a few ‘old faithfuls’ that hang around and still make sense when I share them with participants on our development programmes or in 1-1 coaching. One of these is the Situational Leadership Model originally created by Hersey and Blanchard.  Most of you will be… Read more


Difficulty Saying ‘No’ ?

By their very nature, which tends towards being agreeable, co-operative, a team-player, courteous and conflict-avoiding, introverts can struggle with saying ‘no’ to other people, particularly those who are more dominant and assertive.  As a result they can often end up stressed through having too much work on, or feeling forced to attend events / functions/… Read more


Lessons from a Short Week

As we all know, according to Parkinson’s Law, ‘Work expands to fit the time available for its completion’. In New Zealand we have recently had a couple of short working weeks back to back and fitting two weeks’ work into a reduced number of days has reminded me of the truth behind this Law. I… Read more