Category Archives: Leadership and Diversity

ROLE MODEL

Who is your role model? Or perhaps the question should be, who are your role models? Why are these people your role models, and what have you learned from them? I’ve been reflecting on this topic of role models recently, because of some work I’ve been doing with leadership teams. An exercise that we’ve been …

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Re-education and Reinvention

Recently I have been thinking a lot about reinvention. Reinvention is really the point about how do I make sure I’m being current? How do I make sure I am being relevant in the marketplace? Especially in today’s world where the changes are coming so rapidly in areas of technology, in terms of how companies …

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F2F vs Virtual Learning

As someone who has been involved in working with teams for many years, I have a bias towards face to face education. I think you have far greater impact when you are learning with others in groups, because it’s not just the content, but there is a whole degree of learning that comes from interacting …

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Can You Be Coached?

I was brought in by an organisation to work with a particular individual. This individual had been promoted, had a bigger responsibility, bigger team of people, and they were getting quite a number of complaints, not just from the team, but also from customers. So, the organisation brought me in because they thought he might …

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Collaboration

Is it possible to accomplish anything worthwhile without some form of collaboration? I’ve been really thinking about this quite a bit lately because I’ve had conversations with some of my clients around collaboration. I’ve had a number of people who’ve said to me, ‘Gosh, you know it really is difficult to collaborate.’ If you think …

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Puzzles And Mysteries

A few months ago, I attended a conference where Malcolm Gladwell was the keynote speaker. He is a writer for The New Yorker and has written a number of books, among them, The Tipping Point, The Outliers, and What a Dog Saw. He’s a very thought-provoking writer, and I have always really enjoyed his work. …

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Cascading your Learning

A client that I was working with recently brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team .He devised 3 key operating principles that he introduced to the team and outlined as the main areas of focus for the next 12 months and we …

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Focus

Let’s for a moment consider why focus is important for you as a leader and how much time you allocate to focused work. As a leader, you need to allow time to do what I call ‘deep work’. So what’s deep work? Deep work is when you focus on strategy. Deep work is when you …

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EXTROVERT YOUR THINKING

I want to share something with you that I learnt from a client recently and it’s called ‘extrovert your thinking.’ I really was quite fascinated with this when she shared it with me, and it occurred when we were in a meeting together with some members of her team. She said, ‘Just wait here for …

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Problem vs Solution

Last year, I did an online coaching course that used a Solution Based approach. I was looking for a framework for an intervention with a client of mine and it seemed to fit. I really enjoyed the program and decided to do some further learning in the area and so I did a 2 day …

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