During this completely unprecedented time we need to be even more present for our teams. But how can you do this when the ebb and flow of everyone's day has changed and is constantly evolving? My top tip here is to find a mutually agreeable time to just hang out. We need the room to… Continue reading How to be present in these strange times
Having a good week at work with a pronounced sense of achievement is often down to more than just being productive or avoiding conflict, often our sense of achievement is directly linked to those things that are important to us, things that if we don't do actually cognitively impact us in a negative way. I'll… Continue reading Understanding what is important
Part of the role of a good leader or manager is to ensure that our teams stay on track with the project or tasks that are required of them. However as you will know from your own experience we all have off days or those days when our focus and energy dip and we are… Continue reading Energise
I learnt a painful lesson fairly early on in my career and it was not to assume that people (peers, colleagues, team members) are on the same page as you and have the same information and knowledge you do. As one manager said to me to assume can make an ass out of you and… Continue reading Ass-u-me
Here’s a lesson I am still struggling to apply. Here’s the scenario; you sent an email a couple of weeks ago asking for an update on a project. This email has not be responded to. What are you going to do next? I bet 90% of you send another email. Maybe with slightly different words?… Continue reading Not another email!