30 Nov 2021

Executive Leadership Coaching - The First Session With a New Coach
The first executive leadership coaching session with a new client (!) - one of my favourite moments in a week / month. ❤️  The anticipation, the excitement - working with someone new, nervousness - building trust and developing a new relationship - and they are just my feelings!To be trusted enough to share in someones aspirations and change and play a small part in helping them cre...

26 Nov 2021

IMLD - Difficult Conversations Workshop
Do you avoid difficult conversations? What are the conversations that you dread? Are they awkward pay conversations with the boss? Standard / accountability conversations with your team? Interviews? Performance management? Are they as awkward as the image below (apologies - do you know how hard it is to find a difficult conversation image without someone yelling? 🤷‍♂️🤔) Many people st...

16 Nov 2021

How Does Executive Coaching Actually Help Leaders?
Is executive coaching actually worth it? With all the talk in recent times of small business leaders and leaders / managers working with coaches (or executive coaches), what are the actually benefits? What difference can working with an executive coach have for you, your leadership, your team or your business? We spoke with several of our current and recently completed coaching clien...

15 Nov 2021

Accountability Workshop -11 Nov 21
Accountability is a cornerstone of effective leadership. I am very grateful to the team at Housing Hub and Summer Foundation Ltd and to the participants who attended the Accountability workshop on 11 Nov 2021. It takes something to challenge your leadership, your team, your business and yourself when discussing accountability, and considering the questions: 🔹 What does it take to h...

12 Nov 2021

Leadership Quotes - John Quincy Adams - If Your Actions Inspire Others
Great leaders inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. A wonderful quote! John Quincy Adams was onto something - almost out of touch with the time and well before his contemporaries in society. True leaders give their teams the opportunity to:🔹 dream big and fulfil goals - both their and the business,🔹 take opportunities to learn and grow - and provide opport...

10 Nov 2021

The 7 Questions To Ask When Hiring An Executive Coach
Building a relationship with an executive coach is all about trust. Trust in their expertise, trust in their ability to tailor their knowledge / content to you, trust in their ability to help you achieve results. When choosing an executive coach to work with, you want to make sure that you are going to get results! In an unregulated industry, it is very easy to get caught up in the h...

09 Nov 2021

Want to know How to avoid working for an Incompetent Leader?
Can you avoid hiring an incompetent leader? 🤔 While the term 'incompetent' sounds harsh, the reality is that poor leadership is a root cause of poor performance and culture within teams and businesses - and the behaviour that causes it is often overlooked until too late. The costs of hiring a leader that is more focussed on self, doesn't achieve outcomes and creates negativity are en...

08 Nov 2021

How Do You Spot An Incompetent Leader?
How do you spot an incompetent leader before you work for one? Or worse, before your promote one to wreak havoc on your business? 🤷‍♂️ So many of us have worked for a poor leader in the past (and I sympathise with those working for a poor leader now) - but how can you spot a poor / incompetent leader before you work for one? As written in the HBR Article 'How To Spot An Incompetent...

01 Nov 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Exoneration
They say that 'the standard you walk past is the standard you accept'. The principle that follows is that you shouldn't walk past a poor standard (in your business, your team, your life) - you should take responsibility for it and do something about it. What is Exoneration in the AIR / BLEEDS model? It is exactly the opposite. It is becoming aware of behaviour or task that isn't at th...

29 Oct 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Excuses
🤷‍♂️ Are you an excuse maker? Is your leadership hampered by the excuses you make? Do you have an excuse maker in your team?Are you told supposedly 'legitimate reasons' for things not getting done, but they just sound like excuses? 🤔 Do you challenge them? Or do you hear them and look like you accept them - only to be annoyed that you 'swallowed' the excuse later? ? Excuses are th...
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