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March 5, 2019

Often articles on ‘talking too much’ focus on the listener; the long suffering ear at the end of the overtalker. This creates the impression that the listener is the one hard done by and the talker is the one who needs to change. But it definitely takes two to tango! A...

December 20, 2018

As our year comes to a close it’s a perfect time of year to reflect on our own unconscious bias. The challenge, of course, is that bias is unconscious so we need to first look outside ourselves for evidence of our own hidden prejudices. It tends to permeate across all...

September 5, 2018

Social media is littered with beautiful photos of happy people doing wonderful things. The pursuit of happiness has become a catchcry. Success is measured by popularity, beauty and material wealth. Thank goodness for the creation of selfie filters to tweak the imperfec...

February 28, 2018

Welcome to my latest QuarterlyShare:

As we face into another year of opportunity and challenge my attention is firmly on the absolute imperative of Leaders Coaching. If you’re not convinced, here is my obligatory scattering of stats to build my case (taken from Gallup r...

February 23, 2018

Culture doesn't eat strategy for breakfast!

Culture suffocates under the weight of strategy that cares more about the bottom line than it does about its people.

How a business does strategy is a truer representation of what a culture really is than aspirational sound bit...

November 20, 2017

Welcome to my latest QuarterlyShare:

To continue my love of numbers, here is what is going on with workplace leadership according to Brandon Hall Group* research:

  • 55% of organizations are struggling with a talent shortage

  • 64% indicated their greatest talent c...

September 29, 2017

Annual Performance Reviews versus Continuous Feedback – Be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater!

My husband and I fulfilled our parental duty this week and attended school interviews for our youngest daughter. The feedback was constant across every singl...

May 26, 2017

Due to its confidential and opaque nature, workplace coaching tends to skulk under the radar, especially when compared to its far sexier precursor, sports coaching. It’s time for executive coaches to step out from the shadows.

No one in the sporting arena would consider...

April 20, 2017

I’ll never forget the look on his face as he stormed into my classroom. Face reddened and distorted from the exertion of racing up the rickety stairs and from the raw anger. Incredible anger that caused his voice and whole body to shake as he opened the door and said i...