Life is full of small victories – here’s why they matter

Over New Year, my husband & I flew off to Northern Lapland to spend a few days with friends and family.  At this time of year, it’s a magical place covered in deep white snow, and temperatures plunging below -25 celsius.  It’s also Kaamos, where the sun never appears above the horizon for many weeks.  It… Continue reading Life is full of small victories – here’s why they matter

The role of allies in Diversity & Inclusion

I recently took part in an interview withJulia Streets and Andy Woodfield for Divercity Podcast, a series of podcasts focused on helping organisations and individuals drive change in the field of diversity and inclusion in financial services. The topic of conversation focused on the role of allies in diversity and inclusion.  As Co-chair of Mercer’s LGBTQ… Continue reading The role of allies in Diversity & Inclusion

4 techniques to motivate your people

Those amongst us who are wise have started planning for 2018, and the various deliverables we need to achieve, I was reflecting on how best to drive motivation with my team.  As with any experienced manager, I have a few tools in the armoury to help me and the team achieve what I know we… Continue reading 4 techniques to motivate your people

Should you ever say sorry at work?

As I said to my boss recently, sometimes we all decide to use an attention-grabbing byline.  Of course you should say sorry at work, just as much as you should at home, or on the street when someone bumps into you (OK, the latter is just a quirk of the British character!) So back to… Continue reading Should you ever say sorry at work?

Handling a boss situation!

This week’s blog is about the sensitive subject of challenging bosses. We all have, at some point in our career had a boss who doesn’t listen, or even worse, thinks they listen but really doesn’t. I’m going to share 3 scenarios from my own experience, and advice on how to handle this – and I… Continue reading Handling a boss situation!

When your star performer moves on – 4 tips to keep your plans on track

It happens to the best of us: sometimes; without warning, your star performer decides it’s time to move on. With the words of Gloria Gaynor‘s famous anthem, “I will survive” ringing in your ears, here’s 4 tips on what to do to keep your business plans on track. Are they really going to move on?… Continue reading When your star performer moves on – 4 tips to keep your plans on track

Respect and trust your employees!

In this week’s blog, I thought I’d throw down a challenge to those of us who are line managers, especially those responsible for teams that are delivering to customers and clients directly.  Having recently experienced some great and some not so great service which had been directly impacted by the line manager of the person… Continue reading Respect and trust your employees!