A poem about leadership if ever I’ve read one. Well, maybe not “get parents involved” but I can’t find myself discounting the rest. Great Teachers… Awaken hearts and minds Believe in dreams Challenge you to soar Dare to care Enlighten and empower Foster love and laughter Get parents involved Help you do for yourself Invite… Read More Isn’t this great . . .
Here’s a marvellous article from an unexpected source. Wonderful! 12 steps to becoming a great leader (Girlguiding, March 2017)
Janice Haddon considers how we can prepare ourselves for something new – How to know if it’s time for a new challenge. How will you know when you’re ready? What are your transferable skills? “Contentment could be just around the corner, you just need to take the first step along its path.” It’s worth a… Read More Are you ready?
Oh, I do love Adrian Furnham: “Creativity and the Importance of the Incubation Period” (July 2016)
“Coaching isn’t a process . . . it’s about relationships.” (David Clutterbuck, November 2017) Exactly! I love these words so much that I’m re-shaping how I write about coaching. It’s good to be challenged, isn’t it?
“What’s the conversation you need to have?” A good, short, article by Amanda Barber (October 2017) with a little bit of self-coaching included. Love it!
“‘Concentrate on measuring performance and winning will take care of itself.’ That is a brilliant excuse for coming second . . .” Sir Clive Woodward
“Good communication is frequent, focused, tailored and has some mechanism to make it a dialogue, rather than a monologue.” (Professor Nelson Phillips, Imperial College Business School) I’ve searched often for an explanation of what “communication” really means. This rather does it for me.
Emily Douglas cites “9 bad habits leaders need to quit” (October 2017). These destructive practices, listed in no particular order, are: Micromanaging Ignoring feedback Taking all the credit Outdated appraisal systems Not taking risks Self-doubt Condescending behaviour Being a tyrant Not praising your staff Try this. Consider the list. Then choose one that you’re guilty… Read More Are you the leader you want to be?
“Very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” Margaret J Wheatley