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Pan-organisational inclusion

Pan-organisational inclusion

  We are not far off the 2020s and yet it sometimes seems that organisations are a little stuck with the thinking of the 1990s when it comes to inclusion, to fostering inclusivity. We know, or at least I hope we all know, what the differences are between equality,...
Understated leadership

Understated leadership

  Ask a room of developing leaders to name a leader they admire, someone who for them embodies leadership, and, inevitably, some of the same names will be mentioned. I won’t list them here but they are usually men, often charismatic, often “victors”, often orators....
Three words

Three words

    Recognition and feedback. Some managers and leaders agonise about this stuff but it does not have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, it’s this simple … The year is 1996. I was a newly-appointed and recently-arrived HR/Recruitment Manager. My dream...
Included

Included

      “Included” is an outcome. An outcome you can choose to create… An expression I find myself repeating with increasing frequency is “are you on your agenda or that of the person in front of you?”  It’s driven by a realisation that too many people...
Five years

Five years

  Five years! A very personal note…. It was a long time coming. I decided in 2005 that I eventually wanted to run my own coaching business. I developed my coaching practice over many years and that development journey had started way before then. I amassed the...