One of the most amazing things in the world is the sight of a child growing up. Seeing them take their first steps, to the first time they can freely swim, to their first sports match. Clearly along life’s journey these children will have fallen over on many occasions, only to get up and try [...]
Have ever heard parents discussing the idea of having and ideal role model for their children? Of course all parents want the best for their children. Similarly during our own careers we have all sought out role models, beit indirectly or directly. In most cases, most will have followed a role model without actually realising [...]
Have you ever been in a situation where you believed something was right, only to find yourself cowering away in the corner? Perhaps a fear being reprimanded got in the way? A lack of confidence in knowing what to say or recommend, and simply you got your timing wrong?
I am currently in the middle of learning a new skill and thought of the times where I used to avoid learned helplessness. Do you have a training plan agreed with the organisation you work for? Is there even a training budget that has been agreed? In most cases, the answer is typically a categoric [...]
Have you ever thought about what your colleagues would say on your leaving card? What would you like people to say about your legacy?
As a new leader, do you remember the last time you were promoted to a management level? Individuals who used to be at your peer group level, are now accountable to you. How did you react to that change, and how did your former colleagues respond to you?
From time to time you will have heard someone in your organisation referring to the extremities of office politics. Typically, office politics can cost organisations a lot of wasted time, with individuals bickering over projects and workstreams. What type of specific office politics have you been involved in? And how did that leave you feeling [...]
Being stuck in operations is a common trait of most managers within the corporate worlds we work within. You will notice these managers, when you find then working all hours of the day, just to try and keep on top of their to do lists. Typically, most are caught up in working on the day [...]
There have been plenty of times in my own career, where I have stopped myself from taking definitive action to complete a specific task. There were also many reasons that potentially held me back, beit fear which came in many different guises – although I didn’t appreciate that at the time. Have you ever been [...]
We’ve all be in various relationships at one time or another. Beit a husband, wife, brother, sister or the like. Do you remember a time, where you would constantly go out of your way to be helpful in more ways than one. Often, you may have found yourself unappreciated or simply taken advantage of. How [...]