The Hot Seat

The Hot Seat

One of the crappy parts of being a leader is sometimes having to tell people stuff they don’t want to hear.  Like when there’s a big change afoot.  You want to do the best by your people (and stop the rumour mill working harder than it already is), so you gather...
Want to be more persuasive?

Want to be more persuasive?

You’ve just given your first update to the senior leadership team. To be asked to speak was a huge opportunity, but to be honest you’re just glad it’s done. The CEO didn’t ask you any questions (thank goodness!) and you did everything in your power to avoid looking...
Welcome to the club

Welcome to the club

It’s funny. I’m sitting down to write an article on Imposter Syndrome. And not just a minute ago, I was on a phone call feeling like a complete fraud myself. I’d had a conversation with a client earlier in the morning, and my colleague (who had coincidently just got...