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Women, lead without losing yourself in the process

Do you believe that ‘you’ are your greatest asset? It is your ‘self’  that others connect with, trust and get inspired by. Yet we do not acknowledge and harness what we innately have, to leverage success. Instead we try to … Continue reading

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How your stories of leadership can help develop future leaders

Everyone loves a good story and most of us would have been captivated by stories in our childhood. Good stories grab our attention, touch our hearts, inspire us and enable us to vicariously learn through the other person’s experiences. Stories … 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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7 simple yet powerful ways to get the most out of your team

Do your staff just turn up to work, do what is required of them and then go home? One of the challenges of leadership is to create an environment where people actually care about what happens in the business,  to … Continue reading

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Don’t leave your career to fate. 5 tips to help women manage their careers

In my last article, I shared the story of one of my clients, Susan who like many mums get  caught up in the treadmill of work, family and life and don’t take time out to actively manage and make plans … Continue reading

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Don’t leave your career to fate: 3 questions for working mums to ask

‘I can’t believe that they have put her in charge of the team. I’ve been here 7 years, worked my socks off and they go and bring in someone from the outside!’ grumbled Susan, as she shifted agitatedly in her … Continue reading

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Connectedness: relationships for a better future

In my early teens, my older sister and I left our home in Guyana, South America and our parents to live with a spinster aunt in England. Civic unrest and a better future led to the agonising decision of my … Continue reading

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Who’s hiding behind that professional mask? Authentic leadership

Last week I was at a networking event where the format was based around coffee and cake. You turn up, mingle, eat cake, drink coffee and chat with fellow guests. Next was a Question and Answer slot where the guest … Continue reading

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What does Trust have to do with communication and feedback?

 Enquiring about ‘Are you doing anything special tonight for Valentine’s?’ to a colleague yielded the response, ‘I went out yesterday, it’s awful being     in a restaurant and seeing couples there who don’t seem to have much to talk … Continue reading

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