7 ways to destroy your wellbeing.

7 ways to destroy your wellbeing.

The story of COVID-19 has been one of hardship, loss and uncertainty, and also adaption, resilience and unexpected silver-linings. Simply existing at this moment in time, we’ve reconnected through our collective experience of adversity. Leaders are of course not...
A space to reconnect.

A space to reconnect.

Sometimes in life we can become disconnected from the things that matter to us most. We allow stuff to get in the way of our connections with the people we care about, with our work and career, the passions that motivate us, and our purpose in life. We can even become...
Reconnect with nature.

Reconnect with nature.

In 2011, the local authority I worked for at the time was undergoing some of the deepest budgetary cuts in it’s 300 year history. We were all feeling the strain of what seemed like endless change as services were slashed and reshaped. The management team I led needed...
First 90 days in mind.

First 90 days in mind.

The importance of making an impact in the first few months of a new leadership role seems to be a well established truth. According to a study released in September 2005 by the US based leadership and training company Leadership IQ, 46 percent of newly hired employees...
How to connect with people.

How to connect with people.

How do we make human connections? This question immediately challenged me as I haven’t always been brilliant at connecting with others myself! My sense is that we all come in and out of connection and even the most skilled people get it wrong on occasion. Nonetheless,...
How to manage conflict inside out.

How to manage conflict inside out.

Conflict with others does something to us, we can feel it stir us up and activate certain behaviours. What gets stirred up and why we react in certain ways is often a mystery. We all have different relationships with conflict. Some of us avoid it, others come out...