Ruled by your phone?

I'm increasingly aware of the all pervading presence of my smart phone.  Thankfully, when I'm with others I'm able to leave it alone, to ignore the siren call of Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia....  But when I'm alone, or working on a tricky programme design I'm alarmed at how often I interrupt myself by picking up …

Are you being ‘authentic’ or stretching your boundaries?

I've had a few interesting conversations recently with coaching and consultancy clients about being 'authentic' to themselves.  I learnt a lot from these conversations - in many of these instances it was more about needing to try out new skills such as presenting or to use a more engaging or coaching style with their teams …

Stop Calling Every Conversation a “Meeting”

Helpful clarity in "Meeting inspiration" from @HBR.  I find the following distinctions helpful: conversations, group work sessions, decision-supporting, brainstorming. In giving clarity on what is meant to happen in the time you have together in the office you can help others understand what is required of them, how to prepare and make the most of …