Self-assessment tends to flow in one particular dimension: overestimate. I was reminded of this observation when I had an encounter with a big red padlock attached to a gate in the countryside recently…
If you want to build real connections, you have to put down your smartphone, focus on who you’re with, tune in your ears, and prepare to speak. Now, what will you say? Read my tips on how to make quality conversation - you will soon reap the rewards.
This might seem counter-intuitive but our natural strengths can prevent us breaking through to meet bigger challenges at work. Here we discuss why you should build on your strengths, not just rely on them; what strength do you take for granted and are you hooked on the pay-off that your strength has always given you?
If Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs represents the time and effort spent by a person on satisfying their needs, then surely it’s time to invert the pyramid?
Both the content and the form of this play suggest patterns that exist in many organisations. What employees might casually refer to as the ‘elephants in the room’ can be dangerous, difficult, elusive topics wrapped up in fears, guilt, shame and misuse of power.
What's the difference between Leader and Leadership? One way to think about it is to start with the meaning of this four-letter difference and peek into the nuances...
Looking back to my earlier career, I can identify times when coaching would have greatly eased my path. Why did it take years for me to understand that the right help at the right time can make a world of difference?
Many of us find it hard to be honest with our colleagues even when it’s in everyone’s best interests, so here are some tips for minimising the difficulties of saying what needs to be said.
Here's one small application of neuroscience to help achieve those things we would like to get done today.
How could you do everything at work with a bit more love and make a difference every day to yourself and others? Got to face tough tasks, frank conversations, 'difficult' people? In this new blog theme I will explore the mindset, skills and behaviours you need to help handle all interactions with ease, kindness, equality and satisfaction.
Great communicators have three key skills available that help them to build relationships, to influence and to manage. One skill is asking Questions, another is giving Answers. The third skill is small, easily forgotten but very important. Let's look at the art of (...)
Young professionals entering the 21st century workplace often find it tricky to hit the right tone with email correspondence. Here are 5 tips to ensure that whoever reads your email ...
Are you mindful of yourself, to protect and care for your own physical and mental health? Don't worry if those around you aren't at their best. You can look after them once you are re-charged and at your most resourceful again.
Life's better when we're connected! What do we mean by connection? There are 500 million people on LinkedIn, and it is a powerful way to keep in touch and raise your profile. But don't mistake (...)
Business leaders everywhere only do two things: they think and they communicate. As young leaders step up out of the pack to become manager, often the hardest thing is to stop doing the old job. Leaders should instead focus on (...)