Do I Even Want To Be A Leader?

Do I Even Want To Be A Leader?

I hear this question more often than you’d expect for someone who specialises in coaching leaders. What causes the doubt? I’ve observed that it comes down to one of two things: Don’t know what you’re doing as a leader Some person(s) in the team...
Even Small Teams Need Team Building Days

Even Small Teams Need Team Building Days

One Friday I got a call from an NGO asking me: we’re looking for a facilitator but first we need to know, are you free next Thursday? Fortunately I have been keeping my calendar closed for coaching appointments on Thursdays. Why? So I could keep a big block of...
Optimism Takes Discipline

Optimism Takes Discipline

I don’t know about you but the news of the world lately has been getting me down. And it’s so easy to fall into the “what’s the point?” narrative. Yet I want to believe that things can get better. And then I heard a story from a wonderful...
Hopping Onto My Soapbox

Hopping Onto My Soapbox

While it’s getting better in the corporate world, there’s still something that companies are doing, and it makes no sense: Promoting people and not giving them support to succeed in that role. Nobody would ask a surgeon to do a new kind of surgery without...