Self-Coaching Techniques for Managing Fear

Self-Coaching Techniques for Managing Fear

We’re in unfamiliar territory at the moment. It’s ok if you’re experiencing some fear. Everybody is. Here are some thoughts about how to manage fear more effectively so it doesn’t manage you: Normalise it. It’s perfectly normal to feel some fear sometimes if you’re...
The Benefits of Role-Play

The Benefits of Role-Play

As a professional actor I’ve been involved in role-play for many years. It’s a process whereby you can practise a real-life challenging conversation in a completely safe and confidential environment, receive coaching and feedback from your colleagues, then try the...
Furlough Observations

Furlough Observations

I’ve been supporting a number of people on furlough recently and I’ve noticed a lot less fear about career uncertainty and financial insecurity than I was expecting to find. Maybe there’s something about a global pandemic creating a career pause for millions at the...
Why Don’t Leaders Do More Strategy?

Why Don’t Leaders Do More Strategy?

In the world of leadership development we talk about strategy a lot, and being strategic is deeply cool. Ask someone about it in an interview and everyone does strategy. Right? Wrong. I’ve had the opportunity to work with leaders from organisations all over the world...
The Extravert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

The Extravert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

OK. So you’re a person who gets their energy from others. Now, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re stuck in the house all day, trying to work remotely through your computer. Now I’m certainly not saying here that Extraverts can’t work by themselves. That’s simply...