It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top

The Oscar-winning movie, “The King’s Speech” includes a striking conversation between King George VI and his speech therapist, who comments “That’s what friends are for”. The King responds: “I wouldn’t know”. This is an extreme example of feeling lonely at the top but...
Shouting quietly

Shouting quietly

Introverts are not often associated with being great leaders. Either given a hard time in the press for keeping a low profile or completely overlooked by the media, we don’t hear about many in leadership positions because they often shy away from blowing their own...
Getting the best out of employees without facing burnout

Getting the best out of employees without facing burnout

Burnout was the buzzword of last year but unfortunately, it’s showing no signs of disappearing. With an estimated 70 million sick days taken each year, mental health is the leading cause of absence from work. We’re stuck in a generation of “yes, I can’s”, with those...
Removing limiting factors – thinking differently

Removing limiting factors – thinking differently

What’s holding you back right now from achieving your goals? Often, we look to justify the road block by needing to apportion blame on other external circumstances outside of our influence. The struggling economy, down turn in spending, lows in consumer...
How feedback can improve your management skills

How feedback can improve your management skills

Using feedback correctly can be a powerful tool in the manager’s toolbox leading to improved performance of both the manager and the team. Get it right and the rewards can be transformational, get it wrong and it can be a disaster leading to de-motivation,...