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  • The Myth of Leadership (there can be only one)

    I recently challenged my team mates to throw me a random topic that I would be obliged to improvise a blog around, and the only response was “the myth of leadership.”  My first thought was: “which one?” but my mind...

  • The power of praise: a leadership hack

    Every Friday at 4:00 pm, like clockwork, my Teams app chimes with a reminder: "Review your week and send praise to your colleagues." No, it's not some random notification; it's my self-set alarm to make sure I never forget to...

  • 9 to 5

    The system was broken; it had been for some time. And it took a pandemic to disrupt long held beliefs and traditions and allow a different version of reality to emerge. While not expressed in these terms, this was the...

  • Mind altering chemicals – have you had your daily DOSE?

    Is it just me or is the change of season bringing a distinct note of lethargy with it? Getting out of bed feels like a struggle, cycling to work seems too much and getting this blog written on time impossible! ...

  • In celebration of the “one-to-one” 

    Over the last couple of years, I have been hearing a lot about needing to “fix” the annual appraisal system... or as many know it SDPR. People say that it is a meaningless exercise [can be]. The form asks the...

  • Taking the fear out of feedback 

    When you hear the word ‘Feedback’, what connotations come to mind?  Does the word conjure a picture of colleagues sharing learning in a supportive environment to enhance performance and effectiveness? Or does the word create a picture of fear, where...

  • Shall we take this outside?

    Office work under open skies  Windermere hadn’t had any snow all winter, so it was a delightful awakening to see the carpet of white down to lake level under clear skies. We heard the shrieks as the other group had...