Read David Silverberg’s article on why your company’s hippo (highest paid person’s opinion) must be challenged – Why you need to question your hippo boss.
I’ve been asked to re-share my Monday Morning 10 Minute Challenge cards, this time together in one post. So, here they are. Print them off, cut them out and use them for yourself, or for your team, over the next 10 Mondays, and then reflect on how far you/they have come/what’s changed. Enjoy.
I hear a lot about stretch and challenge in the workplace – I even contribute to some conversations where people are trying to progress, to move from A to B on a journey of self-awareness or leadership development. But it struck me the other day that it’s sometimes ok to stay where you are –… Read More Especially 12 years . . .
I spotted the headline “Fashion success through reinvention” – an article about how the House of Dior has kept their brand fresh over decades. A good article in itself, but the headline grabbed my attention for the concept simply of success through reinvention. I wondered, can this apply to personal development also? And if not exactly… Read More Success through reinvention . . .
I was sharing with a confidante how much I admire the value of honesty. I waxed lyrical about how it’s the value I prize above all others, how I struggle with anyone who’s dishonest, how I don’t deal very well with people at work who I can’t trust because they’ve been known not to tell… Read More Questions, questions . . .
Cunningham’s Law: “The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.” A wonderful concept. I’m going to apply it this year to challenge myself to give the wrong answer to questions that will no doubt trouble me . . . maybe it… Read More Getting it wrong . . .
Actor David Oyelowo spoke ahead of performing in Othello with Daniel Craig in New York, 10 years since he’d last performed on stage: “It’s always nerve-wracking being on stage – that’s partly why you do it. I am always looking for opportunities to scare myself, to challenge myself – that’s the way you become better… Read More Opportunity awaits . . .
David Shariatmadari reports that kind-hearted introverts (in the true sense of personality theory) are more likely to get annoyed at both typos (mistakes caused by a simple slip of the finger) and grammos (errors caused by lack of knowledge of the rules of grammar). And extraverts (not a typo) are supposed to be less bothered by… Read More To be, or not to be . . .
When is it time to leave your job? You dread going into work . . . every day Your work-life balance is shot Your loved ones are getting fed up of you moaning about work It’s affecting your health Your company is failing You’ve not had a pay rise when you would have expected one… Read More Making that leap . . .