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Who are you being at work? Identity and Authentic Leadership

Some people have a tendency to compartmentalise their personalities and identity. It’s like we are one person at work and another person elsewhere. Some do this consciously, others unconsciously. I strongly believe this is a big mistake when it comes to leadership. I’m not talking about maintaining privacy and not over-disclosing, that’s just good sense.… Continue reading Who are you being at work? Identity and Authentic Leadership

Stressed executives often need to make big decisions. What should concern us isn’t what you think

When speaking about the impact of stress on the leadership population at last week’s Trusted Coach Directory event, there were quite a few surprised faces when I shared something quite counterintuitive about stress and decision making. You would think that under stress we would get more cautious wouldn’t you? Wrong.  We certainly become more cautious of others… Continue reading Stressed executives often need to make big decisions. What should concern us isn’t what you think

Does stuff from work contaminate your family time? Here’s one solution

Many a time I’ve had clients talk to me about how upset they become that they allow their work to impact badly their family. They’re stressed at work or just have a lot on their mind at the time. They might think they’re fine but before they know it they’ve snapped at the kids or been short… Continue reading Does stuff from work contaminate your family time? Here’s one solution

Leaders. What should you be focussing on in your own development?

You may have heard about the Johari window before. It seems to be most often used to frame feedback discussions. I certainly learned it as a tool to frame 360° feedback reports and left it there. It was only later I realised how incredible this tool is for examining how a leader leads and where… Continue reading Leaders. What should you be focussing on in your own development?