The team we’re becoming.

I took a tip from James Clear’s excellent book, Atomic Habits recently and reshaped it for leadership team I was working with. In a move away from the old adage of ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ (which let’s face it, takes an enormous amount of effort and usually leaves...

Is it helping or harming me?

Being part of the village supporting dear friends who lost their 24 year old son in a tragic accident 3+ weeks ago, I’ve been drawn back to the work of Dr Lucy Hone. I wrote a post about Hone’s work on resilience a year ago and now, as I sit with the deep pain around...

Time to take your own advice?

Today I had that aha moment I often have when I reflect on my coaching sessions with senior leaders. A recent coachee told me he heard himself giving advice during a performance review conversation and in that moment thought ‘bloody hell I need to take my own advice...

Let’s get curious!

Curiosity is that great untapped leadership competency. While I don’t see it on any of the 360 Feedback surveys I use with my leadership coaching clients it comes out in just about every debrief session and subsequent coaching session. At the heart of curiosity is a...

Peer coaching without the advice …

What a joy it was to experience leaders providing space for and asking questions to allow each other to do their best thinking in a #peercoaching session this week. When leaders coach each other through leadership challenges it often looks a lot like leaders giving...

The questions that help unlock us …

Understanding the assumptions we make that drive us to behave in certain ways, is the beginning of freeing us up to behave in new and more effective ways. When I’m coaching leaders (and sometimes whole teams) I often refer to Kegan and Lahey’s incredibly...