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The Art of Gentle Promotion

I was brought up in a family that believed that ‘hard work was its own reward’. My family carer guidance was a subset of this ethos and went along the lines of ‘work hard and you will be recognised and promoted’. It took me a few years to find that this was a rather simplistic… Read more


‘Imagine I Wasn’t Here’

Last week I was involved in a workshop where we were training participants how to adopt more of a coaching style of leadership.  A couple of questions were asked in the workshop about how well staff would accept being asked questions (in a coaching style) rather than being told what to do.  In my response… Read more


Reflections from our Rebrand

In the process of our web redesign I’ve been reminded of a few things about pulling such projects together that I thought I would share as leadership learnings.


The Value of Social Capital

An interesting recent observation I have made is around how good women are at “chatting’.  Really, I hear you say, we all know women have no problem chatting when they get together!  Actually, the real observation I have made is that as women, while we don’t lack the ability to chat, we do seem to… Read more


Inner Motivation

Most of us can tell when we are demotivated; when the job isn’t right for us, when the environment has gone bad or the boss is just not the kind of person you can work with. We all recognise those external factors that demotivate us reasonably easily. But what if the job is ok, environment ok and the boss is fine, but we are still not firing on all cylinders? No stress, not tired, but you aren’t operating at 100%


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