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Making time for leadership

Isn’t it interesting how often we hear people say, “I would love to do that, but I don’t have time”.  Relating this to the leadership world, making the time in spite of many competing priorities differentiates OK leaders from great leaders and from exceptional leaders. I read a quote recently, “Time is the most important… Read more


Working Mothers’ Guilt

There is a saying, just because you feel guilty, doesn’t mean you are guilty. That’s the most important bit of information that any working mother needs to know. Guilt is a word that constantly pops up in conversation when we support mothers returning to work.  Feeling guilty, or managing guilt tends to be a recurring… Read more


Balanced Living

With the Rugby World Cup over it seems we can now breathe a sigh of relief. The mayhem is over, we can celebrate the win, bask in the glory as a nation and get on with every day life…. until the next big thing. Recently speaking with friends, family and colleagues, it seems to be… Read more


Returning Mothers – A Manager’s Perspective

Last month we wrote about the phases of motherhood from a mother’s perspective.  This is one side of the coin, with the other side of the coin (in a professional context) being the manager’s perspective. For the manager of a new mum, it’s a transition into a new team structure (without the mother), sometimes with… Read more


The Phases of Motherhood – A Mother’s Perspective

Women have been having children for years, it’s no big deal; I am going to continue with my ‘normal’ life once the baby comes along; surely she can continue with her workload immediately when she returns, she hasn’t been gone that long. These are all comments we still hear today, where people still have the… Read more