Inner critic squared

Fractals in nature, Richmond Park 2019 I love/hate this piece 'The four of you' from @justinadamwise. The idea that when you are in conversation with just one other person, there are actually another two characters there. Uninvited characters.... As we talk to another, especially when the stakes are high or our resilience is low, we …

Time to think

For those of you coming back from holiday, ' Busy is not the point' feels like a great blog post from Seth Godin. Many will have heard about the blight of 'busyness' where we almost brag about our 'busyness' as a badge of honour, denoting how important we are and how much we contribute. I …

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 …

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

Many people I work with find it difficult at times to create accountability in their teams and this often either leads to conflict, micro-management or refusing to delegate work in the future.  Accountability isn't talked about enough within teams or training.  If you are struggling with establishing and maintaining accountability try reading this super HBR …