Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Yesterday, I wrote about my recent experience at a networking event, that women were holding themselves back and that we need to talk about confidence. In this follow up blog I’m going to share 10 ways that can develop your confidence (whether you’re a woman or a man). This means that the next time you’re given […]

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

  Are you woman? Read this. Men, do you know any women? Show them this article. It could change their career. I was recently at a breakfast networking event on the topic of listening. You know, that part of communication that we understand makes all the difference but that can be maddeningly challenging. It was […]

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 3, Values

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 3, Values

Spiderman keeps his identity secret in order to protect those he cares about, he learns how to develop his newly found superpowers and he meters out justice with a certain discipline. Spiderman has values. This is the 3rd and final blog about my reflections on the recent conference I attended, Brave New Learning at OBA […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

Miranda is 7 ¾ and Stephanie is 84 ¾. This mentoring conversation might seem as likely as Depeche Mode singing about building a set of Ikea book shelves but these two females both learn from each other. In my last post I spoke about the benefits of mentoring. Here, I look at the advantages of […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

How mentoring helps you get on professionally and personally. I remember looking at Asia on the map, really wanting to travel on my own but the longer I stared the bigger it seemed to get. I remember my first days as a trainee teacher when I thought I had to have everything I would say […]

Engagement – The Icelandic Way

Engagement – The Icelandic Way

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in culture, engagement, language, leadership, teams | No Comments

Why little kids run, how to make workplace culture every employees’ responsibility and creating engagement the Icelandic way. The comedian Eddie Izzard says that kids run everywhere for the reason that “there could be ice cream over there” – getting to the heart of what’s really important to a 4 year old. It’s so true, […]

How Constraints Help You Be Creative

How Constraints Help You Be Creative

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in creativity, design, leadership, learning | No Comments

How constraints help you be creative Two stories from the world of toys and food that show how turning broken bits into brilliance is more common than you think. What can you buy in 130 different countries, comes in 53 different colours and 75 billion pieces of it are sold each year? Answer: Lego. Translated […]

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

We are all public speakers. Whether it’s show and tell at school, being put on the spot at work to “just say a few words” or facing a sea of expectant faces from a stage. Here are ten top tips to help you. Tip #1 – Preparation Whether you’re presenting to your team, prospective clients […]

Diving into Being a New Manager

Diving into Being a New Manager

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! Your talent has been noticed, your stellar communication skills have made a difference and you’re now in charge of rallying a group of people. Whilst getting results is about doing stuff, a lot about being a manager is asking the right questions to help shift people’s thinking to help them make decisions to […]

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

What’s coaching got to do with a cream tea? Quite a lot actually. A scone with just the right amount of crumble. Clotted cream that delivers heaven. Jam that is jamish in all the right ways. Served on elegant china and savored with a great pot of tea. What’s coaching got to do with that? […]