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360 the power and the problems

360 feedback has now been around for many years and as coaches it is a ripe tool for development conversations. Or at least it should be if used well. However there are some problems with 360 tools that I believe can easily be rectified with a few mindset changes amongst users. In this article, I’m… Read more


Why is female leadership a ‘thing’?

For years women have kept their heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be recognised and we would be rewarded. We’ve made undeniable progress and yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us continue to get promoted faster, paid more and… Read more


Low Carb Leadership

A change in nutrition has a life-changing impact on health, wellbeing and thinking. This seems to be an element that is missing in many leadership programmes


Powerful Performance Reviews

Performance reviews have always been a bugbear for many organisations and a challenge for many managers. In recent years, organisations have disconnected the development conversation from the annual pay and reward rounds and some are even moving away from performance ratings with a view to making the conversation less about ‘the rating number’ and more about development. Whichever way you do it, the challenge is always how well the managers deliver when they conduct a session.


A manager’s guide to parenthood

Often when a team member announces she is pregnant, the onus is on her to manage her exit and then, all going well, her return. By breaking this transition down into three key phases, we help mothers and their managers approach this stage from both angles.  If you imagine a three legged stool, one is… Read more