What’s Your Leadership Mindset?

It struck me again, as I watched my boys playing tennis, how important our mindset is. With every miss hit or long serve son No 1 became increasingly frustrated and focused on all the things he was doing wrong. The other son was much more relaxed and although he made similar mistakes he kept his […]

At A Career Cross Roads? – Stop Thinking and Take Action

“I feel that I am at a bit of a cross roads in terms of whether or not I would like to stay in my job for the long term” Many men and women reach this point in their careers and are not sure what to do next. Sometimes they have chosen their current career […]

What’s Your Networking Mindset?

I really love going to events and meeting people. In fact in the past couple of weeks I have been out and about bumping into old acquaintances and making new contacts and I have found myself really enjoying it. But it hasn’t always been like that. There was a time when I spent so much […]

5 Tips To Help You Become More Courageous At Work

Courage is a vital leadership quality. Courageous leaders make the difficult decisions when nobody else will, and command the respect of their teams by driving ahead with complex changes.   It isn’t easy to show courage because it means that you have to continually try to do things in different ways. If you’re determined to act […]

Effective Listening For Leaders

How would you rate your listening out of 10? As coaches we spend much of our time listening and yet I know personally there is still room for improvement. At home with two boys and my husband there are frequent moments when quality listening is abandoned – in fact only Daisy our Labrador would score […]

How To Set Clear Expectations

You invested time and money recruiting a new staff member and now it’s coming up to the end of the probationary period. You are feeling frustrated because they are not performing as you want them to and you feel let down. You really want this to work and the thought of spending many more months […]

Empower Your Team To Be Their Best

Are you ready to have a more positive impact on those you lead? Would you like to be the one who empowers others to be their best? When good leaders are effectively empowering their team, their lives are easier and their team is happier. When teams are empowered, leaders don’t spend nearly as much time […]

The Power Of Giving An “A”

Michaelangelo said that in sculpting his masterpiece “David” he was merely chipping away from the marble everything that was not David. In other words, you need only to remove the excess stone to reveal the work of art within. Having just returned from Italy, I love this analogy. So I invite you to consider the […]

Happy New Year

So how is it so far? Have you made a number of New Year resolutions? I find that executive coaching clients fall into two camps at this time of year. Either you have made a number of resolutions and are working out how to implement them or you have been resolute in not making any […]

What’s Your Attitude To Christmas?

Don’t you find it’s so easy to get caught up in all the Christmas preparations and get stressed out? Dashing around, rushing to the supermarket to get all the things you need, roaming around the shops panicking and ending up buying presents at random, getting increasingly more stressed! So my last blog before Christmas is […]