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September 4, 2019

Our early career paths as young and fresh leaders are often marked by energy, speed and determination. We rise to meet new challenges with gusto and welcome the imposition of more responsibility. However, there comes a point, perhaps due to age-related limitations to our ability to just keep doing more, or to the...

January 31, 2019

Here's a guest blog I recently wrote for the Fruitful Group on the above subject (good summary of the business case): https://goo.gl/hks31h

December 11, 2018

The truth is that most of us fear failure in something at some time or another. It is often helpful to keep things in perspective, e.g. understanding what won't happen if you fail, etc. and then think about the positive things that could happen if you succeed. Remember, also, that courage isn't the absence of fea...

July 3, 2018

 According to a study by BCG, 85% or companies have undergone a major transformation in the last decade (https://goo.gl/Cjya3w).  Worryingly, the same article noted that nearly 75% of the transformations failed to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term! 

HBR found that a key reason...

June 21, 2018

 Performance reviews get a bad press these days. However, they can still be a great tool if done properly and used as part of an ongoing performance review and management system rather than as an annual quick-hit or box-ticking exercise. 

The article linked below explains how to avoid common biases. One of th...

June 11, 2018

The ability to ask great questions is a key leadership skill: they unlock/reveal information, stimulate thinking and boost engagement. Knowing how and when to ask closed ('yes' or 'no') and open questions will empower your leadership.

Here's an article that expounds the subject: https://hbr.org/ideacast/2018/05/as...