Sharing Her Insights
Through her blog, published whitepapers, and quizzes
I never stop thinking about how to make leadership more effective, much easier, and more satisfying.
Doing my training as a psychologist, I was taught to look at the evidence first, and identify how to translate that into practice. This is the ‘scientist-practitioner’ model. It has served me very well. And I use it in service to better leadership.
When it comes to leadership, I don’t think more has been written about many other topics. Not all of it is helpful. Not all of it has a research-base. Probably more is misleading than is helpful.
Since Lee Iaccoca published his eponymous ‘Iaccoca’ in 1984 we have been captured by the cult of the hero leader. It is past time to put that to rest. Inclusive leadership that serves the organisation’s needs rather than self-serving individual careers is what we need as we head into the 2020s and huge uncertainty.
My goal is that through my writing and my programs I can contribute to improving leadership so that it is seen as a service not an entitlement. Please enjoy.
Latest Blog Posts
.....and why we need to increase our comfort with reasonable doubt and modesty. Our fascination with Imposter Phenomenon (IP) seems to be part of our preoccupation with confidence as a critical component of leadership. That’s what makes it doubly challenging for...
Do you know how many of your leaders are getting up at 4am in order to ‘get their work done’ before the day’s meeting frenzy begins? It’s likely to be more than you think. Or perhaps not – perhaps you’re also trying this tactic to get on top of your meeting overload?...
And how much we wish he did not have to give it. This speech, and all his other actions that I have seen, have all shown such moral courage. They are all about the higher ground. This appeal to the Russian people is deeply moving; it prioritises our shared humanity...
Download Free Whitepapers
I have three series of Whitepapers that distill relevant evidence into workable actions.
The Generative Leadership series focuses on coaching, coaching culture, collaboration and psychological safety. The Inclusive Leadership series focuses on removing bias from leadership and making it more inclusive.
The Flexible Leader is my latest project – helping you to be the flexible leader you need to be, and we need you to be, to shape a more promising and vibrant future for our organisations, our families and our societies.
Quizzes to help you discover your leadership styles
Improving your leadership starts with understanding where you’re at right now. Then articulating where you want to be. The gap between the two is your development opportunity.
What’s the best way to understand where you’re at right now? Assessing yourself against a structured reliable framework, and getting feedback from others. Try my quizzes to help you understand more about your leadership and influencing styles.