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
Smart people endure boring meetings. Why? Meetings are pretty useful for collaborative work, but they are rife with problems. Despite this, we have too many, suffer through boring ones, and need therapy after excruciating ones. We get caught too often in a groundhog...
This chart from McKinsey helps to explain a key driver contributing to The Great Resignation. Organisations are failing to get beneath the surface of what people actually want, or listen to them when they tell them, as I’ve heard is occurring in some...
Psychological safety is the start of so much that is important in leading and working well together. It builds safety and connection, which in turn nourishes trust and motivation, and that contributes in turn to growth, initiative and autonomy. For some of us, the...
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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.