Reflections on Leadership Through a Prolonged Crisis

I don’t think there has been such a widespread prolonged crisis in our lifetime, probably not since World War II. Reflecting and understanding the impact on our leadership is essential for the health, wealth and well-being of our populations. So that has got me thinking about a project. As part of my work as CoachingContinue reading “Reflections on Leadership Through a Prolonged Crisis”

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Listening to Others and Being Heard Ourselves

Well January is not quite finished but it feels 2021 is going to be even more challenging than 2020. We are all so tired! We are tired of restrictions, tired of mixed messages, tired of bad news, tired of having our hopes for a brighter future dashed. The other week I was talking to aContinue reading “Listening to Others and Being Heard Ourselves”

19/07/2020 Sunny Sunday morning writing, blogging and listening to podcasts

It’s Sunday morning, so the usual happened, Holly (my dog) woke me up at 6:30, she was hungry and lonely. I could have gone back to bed I suppose, but the sun was shining, so I got up. I thought about writing a blog at that point, but I really did not have anything toContinue reading “19/07/2020 Sunny Sunday morning writing, blogging and listening to podcasts”

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”

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”

What are my plans for next year?

Over the past few blogs I have talked about how to create the right environment for change, and how to improve your chances of success. So I thought I would share with you what I am planning for the year ahead. To be honest most of these plans I have started already, but I amContinue reading “What are my plans for next year?”

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?”