Have you got a ‘catastrophe’ friend?  Or work colleague?  You know the sort – everything is always a drama.  Nothing goes smoothly for them and they always have a story to tell about the latest major trauma! I get it, really.  Sometimes life can throw you a curve ball that you weren’t expecting, and as human beings we are pre-programmed to resist curve balls.  Our brains job is to keep us safe.  And therefore it
Resilience – Am I Just Being Mean? Yesterday, I was delivering a module of my Leaders Launchpad to a fabulous group of leaders and the subject of resilience came up. It was pretty opportune for me, as it is half term and I have been working from home, feeling under pressure to get things done. That day I had 3 hrs of training to deliver, a number of potential client calls, amongst that juggling trying
Listen to me
Yes Finally – I am Coming Out! I have been avoiding this – but why?  It started the other day when a good friend of mine – Nikki – saw a post I put up on LinkedIn and text me to say she had been wondering what had been happening to me.  As soon as I read her text I knew that other people would have been feeling the same way.  You see I have
When it comes to being a new manager or leader, and especially in a very technical environment, one of the most common things I am asked to help with is people who suffer with Imposter Syndrome. This week I had a few responses to a post I put out about making an impact in your business. Two of the responses were something that about half my clients could have written – though I am sure

Where Has The Week Gone?

Oh my – someone just reminded me it was Thursday and I immediately thought – where has the week gone?  It’s because of the Bank Holiday of course – in my head it felt like Wednesday!  (and we have another on the 27th lol) But sometimes it is not because of a Bank Holiday. I come across many managers in business and business owners themselves, who feel like this most weeks.  Is that you?  Out

About Last Night…

Last night we spent an amazing 90 minutes working with a group of leaders who were there to grow their impact, get more out of their teams and to get more time for themselves.  Maybe you weren’t there to see it……  One of the themes that was coming over was that everyone works long hours, although some enjoy it more than others.  And this got me thinking about how we need to stop and take
What Do Policemen and Museums Have in Common?  This week I have been delivering 2 days of leadership training to a fabulous group of firearms police officers and 2 leadership sessions to a group of conservators (some of the people who work in Museums). On the outside they couldn’t seem more different as a bunch of people.  One the one hand you have calm and reserved and on the other – direct and outspoken.  Yet the
One thing I constantly hear when consulting with business owners and business leaders, is that they are having problems with their staff.  The job would be so much easier if they had the right staff, or their staff weren’t so lazy/unreliable/poor st time keeping.  Things would be better if only they could think for themselves / take responsibility / step up to the mark. Sometimes it seems like when you thought you were making life

The Dreaded D Word

In the office today we were having a debate about what really is the number one issue for leaders. I popped a question on a LinkedIn post to get some answers and it has over a 1000 views already – I reckon there is an issue!. And surprise, surprise the biggest issue coming up so far is… DELEGATION (or rather the lack of it, and being too busy because of it). Why is this an issue? Well, most
Or worse still, out of love with your business? As the boss, sometimes it can be hard to feel the love for the people who work for us. Why? Because, amongst other things:- They cost us money The don’t always do what we want them to do They leave – and cost even more money to replace We often end up having to do it ourselves anyway and wonder why we bothered hiring them in the