How to stop taking things personally

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

10 years ago, back in my corporate career I was listening to an HR Director speak.  He was new to the company and his first job was moving out a much loved and respected senior leadership team. “It’s really not personal” he said about events that were happening within the function that were causing a ...

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How to get the monkey off your back in 1:1s

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

How to get the monkey off your back in 1:1s 1:1s matter.  They’re an opportunity to discuss progress: what’s holding performance back, what needs to happen and how to move forward to deliver even better results. But often they become a talking shop.  Nothing really gets solved. You feel frustrated that despite investing your time ...

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What Uber leadership can teach us all

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

 What can Uber leadership teach us? We’ve all been there.  Someone says something about what you did or said and you feel yourself prickle.  Your mind starts to race with thoughts and you quickly move towards your defence strategy (fight, freeze or flight). It’s never pleasant to be on the receiving end of criticism, particularly when it ...

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Why peak performance needs more than painting by numbers

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Why peak performance requires more than a paint by numbers approach  Employee engagement is all about how employees react to your culture at work. It’s certainly true that the expectations of millenials are high. It’s not enough to provide competitive reward packages, they want work life balance, flexibility, meaningful work and the opportunity to unlock their ...

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