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Situational

Situational

    If ever there was a test of a leader’s ability to adapt to their circumstances, to prove their ability as a situational leader, then it is now. I was working with a coachee earlier in the week. Yes, some work continues. I find them extremely...
Managing homeworkers

Managing homeworkers

  The topic of the day for many businesses: managing homeworkers. Or leading them? What might be the difference? There are lengthy articles appearing outlining both the practical angles (which technologies to use) and policy considerations. Hmmm…policy. It...
After COVID-19 …

After COVID-19 …

  Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, and it will be over, there will opportunities radically to change the way we work on a permanent basis. My three questions for any Board of Directors will be: (1) What did we actually lose by not travelling, not flying? There...
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...
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...
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...