Listening

How to make the world a better place, through business- Part One

Recently, together with students, alumni and guests at Nyenrode Business University, the oldest private university in the Netherlands, I was challenged to think about, and given hope, in how we can make the world a better place through business. We heard from Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global manufacturing, engineering and consulting [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|change, compassion, Interview with the Experts, Leadership coaching, Listening|Comments Off on How to make the world a better place, through business- Part One

7 Habits of Leading and Living Intentionally

Recently I began working with a new client, Anna (name changed for confidentiality). Anna was successful in her business, had recently been promoted to a global role and wanted to develop further her leadership skills. She recognised her strengths and capabilities in helping others gain clarity, solving complex problems and getting things done. Equally, Anna [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Category of Personal Leadership, clarity, commitment, Executive coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Listening, Professional development|Comments Off on 7 Habits of Leading and Living Intentionally

Turning Leadership On Its Head

Can you imagine a workplace where you are listened to; where your thoughts and ideas are pro-actively sought? Can you imagine a workplace where you feel appreciated for your gifts and are encouraged to continually find and improve, not only your talents, but also the systems and processes with which you work? Can you imagine [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|communication, compassion, courage mindset, Leadership effectiveness, Listening|Comments Off on Turning Leadership On Its Head

5 Reasons Why Team Leaders Get Overlooked for Promotion

  Getting overlooked for promotion and watching others progress around you can be soul destroying. It can leave you feeling disheartened and for some, with a bruised ego. Another year of hard slog lies ahead and you are unsure of what to do now to progress your career. The lifestyle you aspire to appears even [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Career management, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Listening, Professional development|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Team Leaders Get Overlooked for Promotion

Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

  “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor Navigating your professional career can be challenging.  You may encounter difficult colleagues you need to persuade. A stretch assignment. An underperforming team to engage and deliver results. A [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Career Change, Career management, communication, Leadership effectiveness, Listening|Comments Off on Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

Don’t let poor communication bring you down!

Earlier this year, Entrepreneur Magazine came out with an article saying that the fastest way to be tagged as a bad manager is to have poor communications skills. There are many ways to show you have a problem with communications. Have you ever found yourself saying (or thinking) these words: “Just listen and follow.” “It’s [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]

5 Important and Universal Leadership Facts

Leadership today is a complex process.  It is no longer enough to set a compelling vision and hope that your team will follow you. In my experience effective leadership is: getting others to perform at the best letting them know their key qualities and the value of their contribution helping them grow personally and professionally. Drs [...]

How to manage your emotions in 5 easy steps

As many of you know, I am passionately curious about listening and the impact it has on us individually and in groups. I am also curious about how we listen to ourselves both in terms of what we say to ourselves and noticing how we feel. Managing our emotions is a critical skill both in [...]

3 Essentials for the Leader Coach – Lynn Scott

I am excited that Lynn is back as a guest on my blog this month.  You may remember her great post on the 10 truths for leaders who coach.  Today, Lynn shares 3 essential ingredients for the leader who coaches. 3 Essentials for the Leader Coach  Essential No 1 - Trust and a strong relationship are [...]