I was chatting with a business acquaintance recently, who expressed frustration at their manager – weak decisions, unclear plans, always caving in to other managers and not supporting his own team – this manager sounded feckless to me. Feckless? What sort of antiquated word is that? The origins of the word date back to the… Continue reading Feckless manager? Here’s what to do about it!
So I recently came out – for those of you who know me, you’re wondering, “What do you mean? You came out as gay years ago!” Well this was a different coming out – this time I came out to admit that I suffered from a mental illness – depression. It was a culmination of… Continue reading A coming out story: 7 similarities between coming out and acknowledging mental health issues
There are times when those around you shine (for me, especially my family, friends and those who work for me) and there are times when those around you don’t. We all seek validation, reassurance and guidance from those around us, and we learn to trust and believe in others, but ultimately, we need to seek… Continue reading Why your motivation should always come from within!
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
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!
On 1st September 2017, I’m proud to be involved in a wonderful event entitled #InThisTogether. I recently wrote a post about why I became involved in D&I (diversity & inclusion.) This week, as the #InThisTogether event takes place at the Tower of London, I want to share why this subject really matter in the modern… Continue reading #InThisTogether – why D&I still matters
As you career grows, so do you. Sometimes your career path charges forward, other times it feels like it stumbles and stalls. That’s OK, your career, like life is a journey. On that journey, there are times when a little extra help will be of benefit. If you’ve already chatted to your peers and your… Continue reading The difference between manager, coach & mentor.