Year: 2023

  • Show everyone you’re ready

    Show everyone you’re ready

    Are you currently hoping for a promotion? Are people reporting to you looking for that next step in their career? These are common and reasonable situations, but I’ve seen many approach this in the wrong way. Here’s what I recommend to anyone… Show everyone you’re ready. I often receive lists of ‘I’ve dones’. Work that…

  • A leader’s greatest strength is…

    A leader’s greatest strength is…

    Leaders exhibit many strengths to be successful in their role but I argue that self-awareness is the greatest strength a leader needs. Self-awareness is understanding yourself and the impact you have on others. Leaders need to adapt to different situations, often in a short space of time. Without self-awareness a leader could be causing more…

  • Every new manager must do this

    Every new manager must do this

    So much is happening for a new manager. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. Adapting to the extra responsibilities and beginning to manage people is an emotional drain (if not a rollercoaster!) This is why every new manager must give themselves time for reflection. It may seem…

  • Having a perfectionist in the team

    Having a perfectionist in the team

    Is perfectionism a strength or weakness? In interviews, I hear many candidates use it as a weakness but subtly intend it as a strength. The reality is, someone who is on the far end of the perfectionism spectrum can find it debilitating, even causing mental health issues, so care must be taken with any perfectionist…

  • When to make requests as a manager

    When to make requests as a manager

    There are many things managers need to do and the majority involve working with others. Doing this in an efficient way that doesn’t disrupt others is a challenge! It could be asking a simple question or needing more in-depth information. The people you need have their own responsibilities, they could be having their own challenges…