A senior team recently asked for some input on how to give feedback – for performance meetings, welfare 1:1s, and about career development. I thought it a real strength that people operating at such a high level were honest enough to request this type of development – and for this particular team, definitely an… Read More Feeding back . . .
I sometimes get ideas above my station. If only we could all be authentic all of the time.
Colonel Tim Collins’ inspirational speech . . . Kenneth Branagh does him proud. Enjoy!
What development have you had in the last 12 months? Be honest. Was your instinct to cite a training course you’ve just completed? Well if it was, you wouldn’t be alone, and it’s a common answer. Training courses are great opportunities to acquire or refresh a technical, operational or functional competence, and so are spot… Read More Let’s make a deal . . .
Many people who’ve worked with me know my Platinum model, and I’m sharing it again, here, having been reminded of it this week by a client who remembered it from a coaching session long ago, yet who still finds it useful. It goes like this: I designed my Platinum Model when managing a fabulous team. They were skilled,… Read More Going for gold
I recently listened to someone referencing the comfort, stretch panic* model, and was reminded of a friend who prefers to call stretch the adventure zone. Love that. Then I got to thinking – what is the stretch, or the adventure, that’s required, as we move into leadership? Surely part of our adventure is in leaving behind some of the operational,… Read More Steep slopes
Working weekly with a group of people, I always enable a quiet period of reflection at the end of our time together. Sometimes this is only a minute; if we’re lucky (and this feels like a luxury), it’s five. When we each return our thoughts to the room and the group, it usually goes like this:… Read More Just imagine . . .