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Leader As Coach: How The Best Leaders Develop Others

Leader As Coach: How The Best Leaders Develop Others

This is a really hot topic with my clients right now, both new and experienced leaders and managers. Literally, just talked about it with a leader today as part of their development plan: how do you acquire those coaching competencies so that you can help others...

What I wish I’d known when I became a manager.

What I wish I’d known when I became a manager.

When I was a new manager, (blimey, so long ago now) I was eager to help. But I thought I had all the answers. And that my job was to tell people those answers. (facepalm) I also knew I was supposed to "involve" people. Yes, I put that in quotation marks, it represents...

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 weird...