For established and aspiring leaders everywhere:
“If you love your books, let them go” (The New York Times). And if as a fellow book-lover you’re now hyperventilating, read on . . . BookCrossing is a world library social networking site, aiming to connect people through books. I’m not endorsing it here – I can’t; I simply don’t know enough about it yet… Read More Let it go?
Cosiness, charm, happiness, contentedness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, or simpleness? The Danes have a word for it: hygge (pronounced hue-guh). There’s a lovely, slightly more detailed, explanation of it here. I’m already smitten. You might also be interested in Gary Cattermole’s article, Workplace hygge: how to embrace… Read More Being present . . .
Just in case you were wondering whether coaching is for you … this might help:
I came across this wonderful video – It’s Not About The Nail. At under 2 minutes long, it’s definitely worth a watch. A simple demonstration of how the strong urge to rescue rather than empathise can lead to miscommunication. Thought-provoking, no doubt, to all leaders and coaches out there. Very clever.
Shift happens – check out version 3.0. If any of this is true (and in a post-truth era, surely we must consider doubting at least some of it?), it makes for some pretty thought-provoking debate. My favourite? The number of searches before and after Google. I seem to remember we had books and libraries way… Read More BG . . .
“The common cold of leadership is bad listening” (Hajra Rahim)
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.
“Countless books and advisers tell you to start your leadership journey with a clear sense of who you are. But that can be a recipe for staying stuck in the past. Your leadership identity can and should change each time you move on to bigger and better things. The only way we grow as leaders… Read More The gold standard . . .