Overcoming negative thinking

The way we perceive an event or situation will dictate how we feel about it, and how we respond to it.  Negative thinking can cause stress, anxiety, and depression – none of which helps.

The way we perceive an event or situation will dictate how we feel about it, and how we respond to it.  Negative thinking can cause stress, anxiety, and depression – none of which helps.

Can a leader win back respect?

This week the UK has a visitor – and the response to his arrival has been…mixed. Can a leader who has lost the respect of those he leads ever win it back?

This week the UK has a visitor – and the response to his arrival has been…mixed. Can a leader who has lost the respect of those he leads ever win it back?

Don’t hold your people back.

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Leadership is dead!

It was Ghandi who said “I suppose at one time, leadership meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people” – Leadership has changed!

It was Ghandi who said “I suppose at one time, leadership meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people” – Leadership has changed!

Are you a puppeteer or a conductor?

With leadership – be it ruling a country or leading a small internal team – there are extremes. To see how this translates to the workplace, we can use the analogy of puppeteers vs conductors.

With leadership – be it ruling a country or leading a small internal team – there are extremes. To see how this translates to the workplace, we can use the analogy of puppeteers vs conductors.

What kind of leader are you?

There are many ways in which a person can lead – and some are more effective than others. What kind of leader are you, and what kind of leader did you dream you’d be? When it comes to ‘kinds of leader’ it seems that everyone has their own definitions – and that there are varied … Continue reading “What kind of leader are you?”

Is your office a safe place?

Health and safety is an issue that all workplaces take seriously – and there are all manner of forms, checks and safety equipment designed to keep us physically safe in the workplace. But being safe is much more than having the right equipment; it’s just as important that we feel safe  when we work – … Continue reading “Is your office a safe place?”

Character eats personality for brunch!

The development industry has forever been obsessed by its nomothetic approach to personality development – that is, trying to produce general laws which apply to all people. This ‘scientific’ approach has enabled the growth in popularity of reductive tools, designed to help us understand and ‘get’ other people. At the other side of the scale … Continue reading “Character eats personality for brunch!”

Leadership and positive messages

There are three great myths about leadership; 1 The ‘hero’ ‘macho’ leader saves the day. History shows us that when it is all about one person, the results are usually disastrous. Leadership is not about one person shining, but what they do for other people. It is not about you. 2 There is finite list … Continue reading “Leadership and positive messages”