Creating space in leadership

This is something that’s fascinated me for a while now – how to create space for teams to thrive, solve problems and do their best work while shaping direction and managing risks as a leader? Years ago when I led communications and marketing teams in the...

How to say no

I’ve had a lot of discussions at work recently about how we say no. More accurately, it’s usually how we say no and can then suggest an alternative and, we believe, better course of action. But often that’s a difficult conversation to have – as...

Prediction is futile

I came across a great post on the 100% Open blog about predicting the future earlier on. In the post they talk about how some predictions can be accurate, but like the 1960s graphic prediction of a future classroom above that they use an example, plenty of predictions...

What makes a poor leader?

I’ve been thinking about an interesting article I spotted on the Harvard Business Review website earlier on today about what makes a bad leader. The research, based on a large-scale of business leaders, identified ten characteristics of poor leaders – as...