“I Surrender” – Why Taking Control Means Letting Go

“Control what you can control. Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them.” ~ Cam Newton The bigger the job, the more complex the problem, the more crowded the market, the more things seem to be … Read more “I Surrender” – Why Taking Control Means Letting Go


“What if I’m Wrong?” Leadership and the Moral Compass

“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” ~  Michelle Obama I’m picking that you’re reading this article because, like me, you’re educated, ambitious, articulate and confident. … Read more “What if I’m Wrong?” Leadership and the Moral Compass


5 Books you Must Read if you Consider Yourself a Leader

People often ask me about the books I read. Specifically, they want to know what leadership books I’d recommend – there are so many!  Usually I try and curate a list on the spot based on what I know about the person who is asking, but I almost always miss something. There are already lots of “Leaders’ … Read more 5 Books you Must Read if you Consider Yourself a Leader


Hypocrisy: Why Morality, Authenticity and Civility Matter

Hypocrisy Authenticity

“When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, … Read more Hypocrisy: Why Morality, Authenticity and Civility Matter


“You Got This” – Confidence in Spite of the Odds

“Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.”  ~ Steven Pinker My first senior management role came with a media delegation.  This meant that, once I’d had media training, I was authorised to … Read more “You Got This” – Confidence in Spite of the Odds


Blogging: A Tool for Leadership Development

Blogging Leadership Development

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe” ~ Gustave Flaubert I’ve been ‘blogging’ about leadership development for a while now (OK – nearly five months), and I have been reflecting on what I’ve learned in that time. Probably the most significant lesson – and possibly the biggest surprise – is … Read more Blogging: A Tool for Leadership Development


Reboot: How to Get Going when you’re Stuck

Reboot

“New Year’s Eve is a great time to think about making a resolution to change a behavior, improve upon a practice, or to start something new. Most people don’t keep their resolutions very far into the year, but there’s no reason to wait until Dec 31st to reboot” ~ Dana Perino No matter what sort … Read more Reboot: How to Get Going when you’re Stuck


Possibilities: Why I Love Books (and Journals)

Possibilities

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh My local bookshop, Unity, has to be one of my favourite places in the whole world.  Small enough to be personal, but big enough to have so many books and choices I’ll never run out of options to browse. I’ve … Read more Possibilities: Why I Love Books (and Journals)


Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress

Overwhelm and Stress

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” ~ David Allen I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve taken on.  Of my own doing, of course, but commitments none-the-less.  This week is particularly busy at work – largely responsibilities that … Read more Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress