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All the latest news and updates from My Personal Tactician

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All the latest news and updates from My Personal Tactician
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...

Wake up leaders!  The ‘A-team’ doesn’t exist

Wake up leaders! The ‘A-team’ doesn’t exist

So many leaders talk about how they could be so much more effective if only they had the right people in their team.  The search for the ‘A-team’ is real. But, newsflash, the ‘A-team’ doesn’t exist.  You’re never going to have the perfect team, because your team is...

How to deal with an emotional outburst

How to deal with an emotional outburst

In light of the overwhelming response to our recent piece on mental health, we felt this was an area to explore further. It’s hard to change people’s willingness to talk about their mental health at work until they know their disclosure will be met with empathy,...

Give fear the finger!

Give fear the finger!

We’ve slowly and reluctantly been getting ourselves back into the groove, perhaps with fresh goals and fresh enthusiasm.  However, let’s not forget about 2017, the year that many of you described as, “the most relentlessly intense, stressful, all-consuming year that...

The Emperor has no clothes!

The Emperor has no clothes!

We're constantly amazed - and sometimes appalled - at the lack of candour around the executive table. We’ve discussed “eye-flicking”, a dead give-away that the leaders around the table aren’t having the real conversation.  Then there’s the “I agree with the boss”...

The Dependency Syndrome

The Dependency Syndrome

Have you found yourself asking these questions? “Why don’t my team take more initiative?” “Why don’t they make decisions?” “Why do they constantly have to check in with me?”  A frustration we keep hearing in our facilitation and guidance sessions from leaders is...