Look after yourself by caring for others

There is plenty of research that shows caring for others actually restores us and improves our own sense of well-being. We are a social species, therefore concern and care for the well-being of others is a biological need and necessity. If you are worried and anxious, one strategy for alleviating this is connecting with people,Continue reading “Look after yourself by caring for others”

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Does your leadership style increase the risk of error

Many of us are taught that leaders must be in complete control of what is happening in their team. This approach however is more likely to lead to error and poor performance. If there is a culture of dominant leaders within your organisation and team, then there is only ever one voice dictating what happens.Continue reading “Does your leadership style increase the risk of error”

Being a leader

At the weekend I wrote about being a parent. It got me thinking about my leadership experience. Mostly how my perspective of it has changed over the years. I have been in leadership positions now for over 20 years. One thing that has not changed over the years has been my instinct on what leadershipContinue reading “Being a leader”

Always Dad

Dad is one of those titles, that once you have been given it, it is yours for life, no matter what. You will always be a Dad! There are however good Dads, bad Dads or indifferent Dads. From a moment your children are born the pressure is on to be the protector, provider and roleContinue reading “Always Dad”

Be a Prestigious Leader

Over the last week I have been reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. I highly recommend it. I have not read it all yet, but the chapter I was reading yesterday struck a chord. It did not give me any new information, but what it did was give me another view point, and how weContinue reading “Be a Prestigious Leader”

An Inspiring 2 days

I have spent the past 2 days facilitating a coaching skills for managers course to a group of inspiring and impressive leaders from the NHS. Together we have explored how a coaching approach to leadership can transform the way we manage and motivate staff provide high quality care within a culture that can be bothContinue reading “An Inspiring 2 days”

Blue Monday and other days

Last Monday was apparently blue Monday. This according to the media is something to do with it being the middle Monday of January, and with January being after Christmas and that it can be financially challenging, on top of that it is cold and dark. To me this notion that there is one day thatContinue reading “Blue Monday and other days”

What influences how we communicate with different people?

This has been a subject on my mind this week. It came up when I was discussing with a group how I find it difficult talking to senior managers and members of the exec, something that happens more often now I have changed my role. It was also a subject I have been considering thisContinue reading “What influences how we communicate with different people?”

What matters to you?

Here is another blog I wrote for work. I have written about self-care before but I thought I would share this more widely. Times are difficult at the moment, it is really important to pay attention to ourselves on a daily basis, to make sure we don’t get lost in all that is going on.Continue reading “What matters to you?”

Are you doing your best?

I wrote this blog today for my work page. It is so important though, that I decided to share it on here too. We have to start being generous towards ourselves and each other. Do you try hard when you come to work everyday? Some days you know that you will be better at yourContinue reading “Are you doing your best?”