The Magic Word Is Actually Help

The Magic Word Is Actually Help

What’s up with asking for help? If you’re anything like me, and most of humanity, you think you’re pretty good about asking for help, but in reality, when it’s crunch time, what you really think is:I should be able to figure this out. If I get...
One Year On: How Are You Doing in Pandemic Life?

One Year On: How Are You Doing in Pandemic Life?

On Valentines day it was minus 5 degrees and the ponds and canals had frozen enough to skate on. (which we did, and we didn’t die!) Five days later, it was 16 degrees and my garden was carpeted by crocuses. And we had a BBQ. This is our weird pandemic life. This...
What does it take to be a good leader?

What does it take to be a good leader?

Being a good leader – there is so much information out there on this topic. But luckily, I’ve got the key, I’ve got the secret. (and if you recognise that reference, you’re as old as me ;0), you’re singing yeah yeah aha now, and...
How did I stop being a micromanager?

How did I stop being a micromanager?

This is a thought piece about progress, inspired by my recent musings about micromanagers. The topic has come up in many of my coaching sessions recently. As I started to think about being a manager I had the horrifying realisation that in my first real management...