Tag Archives: leaders

The best is yet to be

As the year rolls to end, it presents a timely opportunity for reflection and taking stock. One thing that has stood out is that given that the life expectancy of women in the UK is 82.5 years, I have lived … Continue reading

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Getting to aha moments with your staff

There is nothing more magical than observing a client harnessing his creativity and inner resources to generate that ‘aha’ moment. Oscar, one of my clients entered the room, appearing to be carrying the world on his shoulders which are hunched, … Continue reading

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Rejoice in being a Quiet leader

“From the start, with a quiet demeanour, Vera has provided robust input and challenge at board meetings…” and so goes my board appraisal (my first with this organisation) last week which was an excellent one, exceeding expectations. As I read the … Continue reading

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6 ways leaders can build their resilience

Change, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity can be found in most workplaces today. In such environments, leaders are required not only to cope with the resulting adversity, emotional ups and down and stress but at the same time, support their people … Continue reading

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6 ways that listening can help you become a better leader

Last week, I spent some time in an organisation with their executive team attending different meetings and discussions which gave me the opportunity to observe them in action with a range of people and situations. As the week progressed it … Continue reading

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What stories are you telling to our future leaders?

Monday 21st of January was a particularly snowy day with 16 cm of the white stuff gently floating down to transform the landscape and cause the usual UK chaos. As a result schools were closed and my two children took … Continue reading

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Telling tales: Storytelling as a communication tool

My blog for this week can be found on Rachel Miller’s Diary of an Internal Communicator site. You can follow Rachel on Twitter at  @AllthingsIC You can also read it below: On July 10, I was tuned into Radio4 on my way to … Continue reading

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Leading with your gut. Do you trust and use your intuitions?

Whilst out running on the moors last Sunday, I came upon an expansive boggy area where a few strategically placed stones acted as stepping stones. I stopped to look where I was placing my feet when I noticed something brown … Continue reading

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9 ways to help you build your resilience

Resilience is an essential attribute for leaders, who need to remain flexible and adaptable during today’s  rapid and continuously changing environment. Building resilience has been topical during my work with a group of managers of an organisation which is undergoing … Continue reading

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Trust, leading change and storytelling

In my last blog I posed the question, ‘What does Trust have to do with communication and feedback?’. Here’s my take on the role of Trust in leading change. Trust plays an important role in organisational performance and has been … Continue reading

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