Leadership
The Art of Problem Solving

The Art of Problem Solving

Today I was introduced to a problem solving methodology that the influential Reg Revans is said to have developed. Who knows about it?Who cares about it?Who can do something about it? I immediately liked it. I like a guiding structure and I like simplicity. I...

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Facilitate, Ideate, Narrate, Activate!

It’s so easy to forget that we don’t have to have all of the answers all of the time. Today I was reminded about the benefit of drawing on other skills and appreciating that problem solving isn’t the only one you have to drawn from! When you don’t have all of the...

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Remote Leadership

Remote Leadership

Today I had the absolute privilege to join the Centre for Army Leadership's conference on Remote Leadership. Each presenter was absolutely excellent. Here are a few of my take home messages… To achieve effective remote leadership there needs to be a devolution of...

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Dare to Lead: Brene with Adam Grant

Dare to Lead: Brene with Adam Grant

I listened to the Brené Brown podcast with Adam Grant a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. I’ve been waiting for the transcript to go live so that I could revisit. Here are some things that I took away: We want to fit in and stand out. We want to be part of a group...

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Small Steps to Resilience

Small Steps to Resilience

Within the space of a week, we’ve gone from dark, dreary, snowy gloom to sunshine, longer days, second vaccines, the PM talking about a roadmap out of lockdown and a new financial year in reach. It feels like we’re on the cusp of that big break, on a roll to winning...

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Endlessly Interesting

Endlessly Interesting

I was scrolling through LinkedIn over lunch and spotted a phrase that drew my attention. It was in a comment posted by the wonderful Dr. Diane Hamilton… “endlessly interesting” It not only brightened my day but it’s made me ponder about the leadership behaviour that...

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Power and Belonging

Power and Belonging

Today I joined an excellent, thought provoking workshop with Julian Stodd. Julian posed two questions which made me ponder life and the universe…. What power do you hold? Power is broadly made up of the unseen soft skills that are very hard to master. Power comes from...

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Hope Springs Eternal

With sunshine comes a glimmer of hope. The days are getting longer too. Come rain or snow, we’ve had a peek at the positivity of spring and it’ll keep us striving on for a few weeks more. How can you translate this feeling of hope in to an organisation, along with...

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Leadership and Power

Leadership and Power

In my research, I explored leadership at all levels. Complexity leadership and complex adaptive systems emerged as relevant themes. Complexity leadership theory says that leadership is not synonymous with seniority. It says that leaderships sits with different people...

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A Part or Apart?

Spending time working from home means that you have to be extra aware of being a part of the discussions that are going on in work. If you’re a bigger picture thinker, like me, context is key. If you only have snippets of detail, you can’t join the dots and nothing...

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