Time to Think – Is It Worth It?

How often do you take the time to just think? I don’t mean a momentary pause before you make a big decision. How often do you take the time to…

How to Handle your Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever had the feeling that maybe you’re just not cut out for your leadership role? That your colleagues are better than you are? That perhaps you’ve made a…

Vulnerability in Leadership

Nobody really wants to be vulnerable. We usually see it as a weakness, something to avoid at all costs. Especially in leadership roles, where we learn that we need to…

Productivity Tips to Restore your Focus

My executive coaching clients often tell me that they want to be more productive. It’s a lofty goal, but what does ‘productive’ really mean? When we talk about productivity we…

5 Steps to Help you Declutter your Mind

Decluttering is big right now. Almost everyone I know has heard of Marie Kondo and her brilliant methods for claiming back some of your physical space in your home. And…

Why is Compassionate Leadership Important?

Leaders are increasingly recognising that compassionate leadership is essential if you want to build an engaged workforce. There are lots of benefits arising from compassionate leadership, including: Higher employee engagement…

Habits are the key to great leadership

One of the books I frequently recommend to my executive coaching clients is Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s as relevant now as it was on publication…

Handling anxiety and overwhelm in leadership

One of the most common issues I help my leadership clients with is anxiety. They often link this with a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Anxiety and overwhelm is something that…

Want to be a better leader? Be true to yourself

Being ‘authentic’ is a popular concept at the moment, but what does authenticity look like? Surely you are ‘authentically you’ just by existing? Well, not exactly. We often put a…

How to be Assertive in Leadership

Assertive leaders are able to express their thoughts and feelings in a direct, honest and appropriate way. They naturally tend to gain the trust and respect of their teams and…

What Makes You Unique?

What makes you tick at work? Do you feel happiest when you’re bouncing ideas off other people?  Or is it when you’re filling in a spreadsheet? One of the great…

How to Manage Stress at Work

Stress. It’s a word we hear a lot these days, and for good reason. We live and work in a fast-paced society where we’re constantly connected and constantly contactable. In…

5 Reasons Why Happiness Matters in Leadership

Happiness matters. While it might sometimes be dismissed as a ‘fluffy’ concept that has little to do with productivity and success, happiness is actually an important factor in leadership. Your…