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 […]

Sorry…

Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash “Freedom is not worth having if it does not allow you to make mistakes.” Mahatma Gandhi An apology takes courage and humility. Politicians and society can learn a lot from Nick Robinson’s speedy apology. He is admitting to making a mistake and I feel in doing so has honoured […]

Fear (aka my first blog!)

Photo by Geran de Klerk on Unsplash “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power,and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Jim Morrison In our house this morning fear loomed large. It drove one person to cigarettes (fortunately electric) and the other to a strop and wanting […]