3 Tips To Get Your Business Strategy Started

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash So you have just started your new job and you are both excited and terrified at the same time. You have been longing for the chance to stamp your mark on something to create something new and now you have your chance. You have a date in the diary […]

Why Leaders Need To Fail To Succeed

Photo by Estée Janssens on Unsplash Failure is one of the things we most commonly fear in leadership roles and people go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Often this means you minimise risk-taking and yet this is one of the main prerequisites of a leader – what a dilemma. I spent many years running […]

Does My Bum Look Big In This…? Perhaps It’s The COIN In My Pocket!

Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash We have all done it right? Rather than give an honest reply to the question “does my bum look big in this?” We duck the issue. We say “yes you look lovely” – a blatant lie, “yes it’s fine”- sitting on the fence or “what about those trousers […]

Work-Life Balance – The Perpetual Challenge

Photo by Cindy Tang on Unsplash You are wondering how to keep going juggling work and the family – something feels it has got to give. Your work is demanding and you put in long hours but you love your job. You have always seen yourself as a role model and now you are feeling […]

Top Tips For Sticking To Your Personal Holiday Commitments Now You Are Back At Work

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash How was your summer holiday? I hope you are feeling rejuvenated and positive. What promises did you make to do something different when you got home? How’s it going? I always get that ‘back to school’ feeling in September. For me, September always feels like the start of something […]

Positive Intelligence – Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Leader?

Photo by Tachina Lee on Unsplash My book recommendation for the holidays – Positive Intelligence by Shirzard Chamine The Irish have a phrase which makes me laugh: “Who does your woman think she is?” It’s breathtakingly judgemental and I suppose this is why I find it amusing in the context of understanding how we all […]

What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?

Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash I had a client who was in her mid forties. She was a high achiever. She had accomplished all of her career and personal goals and more and woke up one day thinking “What should I do with the rest of my life?”. At a cross roads? She felt […]

What Andy Murray Taught Us By Losing And Winning

Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash I was listening to the radio this morning and they were debating at what point our attitudes to Andy Murray changed and of course there were a range of views. But the one I agreed with was that our attitudes changed when he was interviewed after being defeated in […]

Emotion @ Work – How Socially Intelligent Are You?

Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Recently, I was struck by a person’s response to crying at work. They saw this as a complete no no, unprofessional and a weakness and had always viewed others who had committed such a crime as pathetic. After a good cry and close scrutiny of their […]

Women on Boards

Photo by Giacomo Ferroni on Unsplash In her speech Votes for Women Emmeline Pankhurst stated “We women suffragists have a great mission, the greatest mission the world has ever known. It is to free the human race, and through that freedom to save the rest”. Much progress has been made over the past 100 years […]