10 Simple Ways to Boost your Leadership Today

Leadership

“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine” ~ … Read more 10 Simple Ways to Boost your Leadership Today


6 MORE Traits of Bad Bosses & what to Strive for Instead

Bad Bosses

It’s pretty well understood that we learn the most from our worst bosses, in the same way we learn most from our own mistakes.  Here’s a look at a few more things I learnt from my worst bosses. To learn about Traits #1 – #6 see 6 Traits of Bad Bosses – and what to Strive … Read more 6 MORE Traits of Bad Bosses & what to Strive for Instead


21st Century Leadership: Ditch the Military Metaphors

Early in my leadership journey, I attended a three day retreat on Emotional Intelligence for Leaders.  There were about 20 of us, all from different organizations, all at different stages in our careers, and all starting with a different understanding of what emotional intelligence was. Over the three days, there were a range of activities and … Read more 21st Century Leadership: Ditch the Military Metaphors


Perception & Reality: Things aren’t Always as they Seem

As a leader, it is absolutely vital to remain open-minded: to understanding that your perception of how things are, probably is not the same as the perceptions of your co-workers, your boss, or your customers. In this post I outline why this will be a stumbling block to you becoming an exceptional leader unless you can overcome … Read more Perception & Reality: Things aren’t Always as they Seem


Why Communication is so Hard: 7 Things to Improve

Why Communication is Hard Communication (or lack of it) is the most frequently cited cause of workplace dissatisfaction, disengagement and frustration.  It can lead to relationship breakdowns, corporate collapses and world wars. In a recent “Wait But Why” post about Elon Musk’s latest big idea, Tim Urban provided a deceptively simple explanation of why communication between … Read more Why Communication is so Hard: 7 Things to Improve


The Remoteness of Remote Work

Many people (and particularly technology companies) have written about the ways technology will change the nature of work.  In particular, there has been a great deal of discussion about the impact of remote work on problems like traffic congestion, corporate overheads, carbon emissions and so on.  But this emphasis on the positive impact technology will … Read more The Remoteness of Remote Work