How to be a more authentic leader

How to be a more authentic leader According to the Harvard Business Review, “Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership” —Harvard Business Review, January 2015. So what is authenticity? “The secret is authenticity. The reason people fail is because they’re pretending to be something they’re not.” Oprah Winfrey For me, being authentic in your […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Building Your Resilience

I was grateful to have the opportunity recently to listen to the Vice Chancellor of Napier University, Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, talk about her career journey. A couple of things stood out for me. She spoke about ‘resolve’ and always being open to possibility. When I googled ‘resolve’ the definition offered was ‘to have a […]

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Completing 2017

Endings can be a sad time for some. When I complete a coaching engagement with a client, I like to have a ‘completion session’ to ensure time is set aside to reflect on the progress made during our work together. For me, it’s important to encourage my client to celebrate and acknowledge how far they […]

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Unlocking the value of your true authentic self

One of the things my clients often bring to their coaching sessions is dealing with ‘overwhelm’. That sick and debilitating feeling that creates stress and anxiety and stops us from being our true authentic self. I’ve seen this show up in many forms. Sometimes it’s being overwhelmed with the responsibility of a new role. Other […]

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How to make giving effective feedback easy

My clients have been discussing the topic of ‘how to give effective feedback’ recently.  Interestingly when I dig into what the challenge is, often it’s not giving feedback that’s the problem. Leaders establishing agreements up front with their teams about how to work together and what is expected seems to be missing. Gallup found in […]

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Developing a mindset for effective prioritisation

Why is Prioritisation so hard? I have a theme going on with my clients just now around Prioritisation. Recently in my private online client group, we decided it would make sense to have a theme or topic that we would explore each month. This month’s theme is Prioritisation. I checked out a few different definitions […]

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What work-life balance are you daring to vote for?

As I write, we are in the grip of election fever in the UK, again! Our voting cards arrived through the letter box today reminding me that it’s time once again to choose.  In the case of The Election, it’s our choice who we vote for.  It also made me think about choice in general […]

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