Getting off the Hamster Wheel Oct 14, 2021

I coach several ambitious, driven, people and there are certain questions that come round again and again. One of them appears in many...

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Isn’t it about time we inverted the triangle? Sep 22, 2021

Great thought from Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman – the creators of Extraordinary Leader – to my mind one of the best assessment tools...

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Re-organising again? Here are 6 ways to make it a success Sep 15, 2021

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Re-organising again?  Here are 6 ways to make it a success

 

Technologies and markets...

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9 things to think about if you want that NED role Sep 07, 2021

There are several themes that run through my mentoring work but one of the most common is “How do I get an NED role?”.

Senior leaders...

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Four Questions to ask at the end of a project #leadershipdevelopment Sep 02, 2021

I was talking the other day to a client who is nearing the successful end of a very large and complex project, one that had a high chance of...

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Is your assessment past its use by date? leadership performance Jul 21, 2021

How many of us have rummaged around in the back of the fridge, found some food slightly curled at the edges, looked at the “use by”...

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Let's ditch the work/life balance debate #careers leadership May 18, 2021

Every conversation about “work/life balance leaves me annoyed because it seems to totally miss the point.  What is this mysterious thing...

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The Six common threads of leadership #leadershipdevelopment leadership May 04, 2021

When we set up Defy Expectations we had a very clear vision of leadership.  Leadership was not something confined to the few, to those who...

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The dark at the end of tunnel #leadershipdevelopment Mar 18, 2021

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Many companies now are looking at how they move people into the next phase of work and the answer is not an easy one because there are so many...

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Redundancy is for life. Start to manage it #careers #defyexpectations Mar 11, 2021

Of all the things that I have ever had to do as a leader making people redundant is the worst.  It never gets any easier to do, you can blame...

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Sorry Mr Sinek – sometimes we just need a quick fix - 4 tips on how to survive in a virtual world performance Mar 10, 2021

The ability to research used to be limited to the few, now it sits at the end of our fingers.  The virus has made researchers of us all. ...

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G.R.I.T for everyone #careers #covid19leadership #defyexpectations #determination #grit #leadershipdevelopment Feb 24, 2021

Helen wrote an interesting piece in January about having G.R.I.T. OK, she was using it as an abbreviation for some qualities (Gratitude,...

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