Leadership

Dear CEOs, Please stop firing pregnant women (and women just before they return from Maternity Leave). Or at least use your considerable organisational power to stop others from doing it on your watch. It is an incredibly shabby way to treat people. It damages our shared future. Oh, and it’s against the law. Sincerely, Everyone […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to end an office romance well?   Thanks for your feedback on the case studies we’ve shared recently on bullying and dismissal. Both very tough topics, but both issues that can be better handled than they usually are, simply by adopting a more generous and open mindset. As […]

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Last week, I watched two speeches by two very senior leaders. In both cases, I found myself watching every fibre of their beings, with every fibre of mine. I was watching for honesty, and the vulnerability that comes with it. I could hear all the words, but I was watching their faces, looking for a […]

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I’m always fascinated by so many leaders thinking they’re truly talented at managing talent when we all know that so many people leave a business because they’re not developing, and businesses are always looking outside because the internal talent isn’t ready. Ironically, it does remind me of the gender pay gap. Almost every leader I’ve […]

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We all want to work somewhere with a great culture and leadership, but it’s so hard to pick either of these when you’re still outside the organisation. Here’s some thoughts on how best to get some inside info so you make great decisions.  Step 1 – The Mindset You are a really important part of […]

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With so many employees working in different ways today maintaining strong communication links are vital to the wellbeing and productivity of a team. I was reading an old management textbook from 2007 with a very impressive graph, in the ‘communicating effectively’ chapter, showing research that physical distance has a great impact on levels of communication […]

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Insights  Being seen for who we really are is the ground from which true change can emerge  Cultivating a more expanded version of who we are, which encompasses all the good in our current way, is more powerful and sustainable than shifting to a shiner version of ourselves  Lasting shifts cannot be forced or maniplulated; we need to know […]

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