How do you get your point across in a busy meeting where loads of people are talking at the same time, and you really want to make sure your message lands?
“In a beehive, the Queen is the only member of the hive who can sting multiple times without dying. In human society, the dominant woman in a group may enjoy similar power over her subordinates.”
In all aspects of life, change is accelerating faster than ever before. The reverberations of evolution occur at all levels across an organisation. This is brilliant for progress, but also a double-edged sword.
Now that everyone is back at school and work, I’m noting a real ‘new pencil case’ vibe, with people keen to set goals for the final quarter and prepare for the year ahead.
Effective conversations are all about creating touch points – the bright sparks that trigger and enliven a fulfilling conversation.
Do you ever suffer from imposter syndrome?
It rears its head when we believe we haven’t legitimately achieved the position we’re in, that we don’t belong and that someday, someone will find us out and show us the door.
As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that gets results.
The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #ChoosetoChallenge. One of the questions I’m often asked is how can men support their female colleagues in fulfilling their potential at work.
In early December 2020 I wrote a blog on the topic of swearing and in particular swearing at work and asked if it’s acceptable or if it’s just a massive no, no!
Despite organisations’ best efforts at making it easier for people to connect remotely, this is still one of the biggest challenges that most of my clients are facing.
As we reach the end of January, you may be feeling a bit guilty if you haven’t already defined your goals, set stretch targets and SMART-ened up your actions for the year ahead.
How many ‘faces’ do you put on in a day? One for work perhaps? Maybe one for when you are with friends. How about the ‘face’ you portray on your social media feed?