“Not all leaders want to become a C-Suite executive, but they should all be enabled to operate like one.” All leaders are too busy – and they are getting busier. All leaders yearn for more space to think but rarely get it. All leaders wish it were easier to get sh*t done, but instead, it’s […]
Seeking to minimise the effect of change is totally normal. But are you being a river or a rock?
One of my coaching clients had a penchant for ‘turning over rocks’ and solving what-ever he found beneath. It meant that he was incredibly busy, and lots of people were grateful to him for fixing up their issues, but he failed to drive a reputation as a great problem solver. Instead he developed a lesser […]
Go ahead, avoid those difficult conversations.
Wait, what did you say? How can you avoid difficult conversations and still be productive? What rubbish!
But it’s what you want to do – admit it.
Difficult conversations are SO against our nature, that right now more than 50% of your workforce is avoiding having one, and 11% will even quit their job – yes actually quit – in order to avoid one.
We spend $$$ training our people to have difficult conversations. We should be teaching them to avoid conversations getting difficult in the first place.
This week I have been procrastinating. A lot. I have been doing it all week and I’m getting really very good at it. So why, this week, is procrastination no longer my friend?
So Victoria went into lockdown 2.0 this week. And THIS time, I’ve decided to do lockdown better – after all, I’ve got a second chance. Last time, I hunkered down, got busy and passed the time until it was over – but I didn’t do anything particularly smart about my change in circumstance, so I’m […]
In all the chaos that seems to be going on, have you spotted those few people that seem to glide from one surprise to another without showing any surprise – almost as they were ready for it? Are you one of those? Or are you more like me – a bit tired of being disrupted, […]
65% of employees said they’d forgo a payrise to see their leader fired. Yes actually fired!
Not so long ago, I was lucky enough to have a fantastic boss who really elevated the reputation and profile of those working for her. This hadn’t happened to me before, but rather than decide that all my previous managers had been evil megalomaniacs, I did some self reflection. It turns out that I had […]
Mark Schaefer, who wrote the book “Known – the handbook for building & unleashing your personal brand in the digital age” says that there are five things that you need to know in order to build your reputation. it’s not about passion it is about purpose you don’t have to be an expert the right […]