Reflections
A Gaslighter in the Team

A Gaslighter in the Team

I joined a new organisation and a new colleague was awfully nice. Until they weren’t. They were a prolific gaslighter who turned out to be the most generous, funny and manipulative person I’d ever worked with, adept at friendship-making and deadline-dodging. What did...

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5 Ways to Embrace the Squiggly Career

On episode 34 of The Knowing Self Knowing Others Podcast, we have Steph Tuss, CEO of Life Is Now, sharing her inspiring journey of embracing a squiggly career path. For those of you navigating your own squiggly career, here is a five point guide to help you manage and...

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5 Ways to Balance Work and Life….with Dan Pontefract

In this episode of The Knowing Self Knowing Others Podcast, our guest, Dan Pontefract, shares valuable insights on work-life balance. Here are five key strategies he suggests for balancing work and life: 1. Self-Reflection: Take the time to reflect on your own work...

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fearless Organisation, Amy Edmondson

BOOK REVIEW: The Fearless Organisation, Amy Edmondson

This book has had global acclaim and psychological safety is now discussed in every corner of the globe, every day in part due to Amy Edmondson. But in reading it, I feel like I’ve watched the film which as ever, is never as good as the book! It’s a really good mix of...

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Book Review: Lead Care Win by Dan Pontefract

Book Review: Lead Care Win by Dan Pontefract

It’s a very helpful guide to being a good, caring, respected and positively impactful leader with helpful summary sections that would allow you to put the ideas into an action plan and boost your leadership skills.  

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BOOK REVIEW: The Attributes by Rich Diviney

BOOK REVIEW: The Attributes by Rich Diviney

Today, I finished reading the attributes by Rich Diviney. It’s a fascinating book, full of interesting insights and enlightening commentary on the human psyche, behaviour and interactions. It sets out 25 human attributes critical for optimum performance, grouped under...

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Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday Afternoon

I’m taking the afternoon off today because I’d put some podcast interviews in my diary thinking I wouldn’t be working. You see, a few months ago I explored the idea of working a 9 day fortnight: 10 days worth of hours into 9 slightly longer days. But right at the last...

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BOOK REVIEW: Begin With We, Kyle McDowell

BOOK REVIEW: Begin With We, Kyle McDowell

This is a big book with big principles and stories from big corporations It sets out the 10 WEs: 10 principles on which all organisations should base their behaviour, to drive their operations, and ultimately build their culture. Being with We, Kyle McDowell They are...

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BOOK REVIEW; You Me We by Morag Barrett

BOOK REVIEW; You Me We by Morag Barrett

This book gave me feedback that I didn’t know I needed to hear. It took me on a journey of despair, embarrassment, inadequacy, enlightenment, learning and improvement. It was quite the journey At one point I couldn’t articulate my response to it, all I could do was...

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BOOK REVIEW: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

BOOK REVIEW: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

This book is both amazing and exhausting. I read it whilst lying on a sun lounger next to a pool when I was on holiday and I still felt like I needed a lie down. The concepts keep coming. Page after page there's a new insight, a new definition, and a new model to get...

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