Years ago I was asked to define my career goals as part of a major corporate development planning initiative. I had no idea why, as I was enjoying what I was doing and that was all that seemed to matter. As this was an HR initiative I was told ‘I had to have some idea’… Read more
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
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
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.
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