19Oct

Mindfulness Explained Simply – in the Leadership and Workplace Context

Mindfulness seems to be a hot topic right now, and not clearly understood, especially in the context of leadership and the workplace. We hear elaborate explanations referring to Buddhist and similar doctrines which are helpful in the longer term in the personal development and spiritual space. However, they need to mean something more direct and read more

12Oct

Breaking an Annoying Leadership Habit

Max (not his real name) was my new client, a CEO of a mid-sized infrastructure service provider (industry changed for privacy). He had asked me to help him improve his leadership skills. I agreed because he had the ‘learner’s attitude’, despite his solid experience as a respected senior leader.  He believed in continuous improvement and read more

28Sep

The Millennial Myth is a Tip of the Iceberg

Stop, I say – we are all human with similar predictable needs, established over the millennia. We need clarity of agreement about values, vision, goals, tasks and roles. We need clarity about our value to the team, organisation or community. We need acknowledgement for achieving agreed outcomes. We need clarity about the possibilities for our read more

21Sep

How to Rejuvenate Your Workplace

Sharon (not her real name) had completed our three-day executive retreat and returned to her workplace determined to rejuvenate her people. Sharon is an engineer and the chief operating officer of an infrastructure service employing 120 people. Sharon’s motivation to attend the retreat was that her people were becoming disengaged, productivity was slipping and the read more

07Sep

Two Crucial Questions in Challenging Resistance to Organisational Change or Improvement

We are all facing continuous, even disruptive change or improvement, aren’t we? We have all experienced a natural resistance and even rejection of change, especially if it is forced upon us. Whilst most of us eventually accept change that makes sense, some of us are very resistant for a variety of reasons, such as the read more