Category: Leadership

  • What 3 Words of Leadership

    What 3 Words of Leadership

    When talking with your teams, are there certain words you tend to use more than others? Through a variety of interactions (1:1’s, team meetings, workshops, etc), I realised there are 3 words I found myself regularly using. It reminded me of the what2words geocode system. Mine are mindset.balance.judgement. I see them as my 3 words…

  • Resources for all areas of tech leadership

    Resources for all areas of tech leadership

    Do you have a list of articles you go back to that you find useful for guidance and reminders? I do, across all areas of tech leadership, there’s a lot of great resources out there! Mine are saved on github so it’s easy for me to find and update. I’m sharing it here in case…

  • 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…

  • Are you bringing your team up or down?

    Are you bringing your team up or down?

    Do you have those days when you wake up in a good mood then on your commute you have a bad experience with someone and it ruins your happy vibe? Or maybe there are meetings you don’t look forward to because you know someone attending will bring the tone down? I’ve had many of these!…

  • 5 Qualities Great Leaders Have

    5 Qualities Great Leaders Have

    We need leaders who add value to the people and the organization they lead; who work for the benefit of others and not just for their own personal gain. Leaders who inspire and motivate, not intimidate and manipulate; who live with people to know their problems in order to solve them and who follow a…