manager March 6, 2017 No Comments

Walk the Talk – Develop you authentic leadership style

Delegating is hard.
People not following simple instructions is frustrating.
Finding time to lead when there is so much to do is impossible.

How we do business has evolved and so has the role leaders play. They are the coach, the communicator, the glue for the team, the motivator and inspirer and the person responsible for reaching year on year, double digit growth targets.

It’s tough, it’s a role that is a lot of hard work and takes commitment. And yet we often find ourselves in leader roles, without realising what we have signed up for so no wonder things are hard, frustrating & impossible.

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manager March 6, 2017 No Comments

5 ways to be more like a push puppet

Do you know what the toy in the photo is? These are called a number of things, I know them as push puppets – you push the bottom of the toy and it collapses; as soon as you release the pressure, it springs back to form again. My niece Sophie made this one for me and whilst it’s a toy for some, it’s a great reminder for me of what I need to do when struggles and chaos descend.

How often do you feel like collapsing? How hard is it to re-form once the pressure goes? We might re-form, but a couple of things have changed – in the example of the push puppet, the head will be the wrong way round and the legs a bit wonky.

Quite often though we don’t have a choice, we HAVE to completely re-form and we have to do it FAST.

How do we do this?

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manager October 10, 2016 No Comments

Libraries save lives!

Whilst we rush around and congratulate ourselves on finding even more things we can digitise, I just want to stop the clock and remember the value of physical things and places. Read more