Are you too busy to participate in any giving back to the community events? In my previous role, I always was, or was I? To be brutally honest, I could not be bothered. Yep, what a poor leadership example. Well, last year, I had a harsh word with myself and decided to Read more…
Have you been offered an exciting new opportunity at work? More responsibility that will take you closer to that promotion you want? Do you feel excited? Good, you should be. But before you accept this gift horse, you should read this post to see why you should inspect the horse's mouth to see if it has bad teeth. (more…)
It has been a great week this week with the highlight of the week going to a webinar I attended on inclusive leadership. The webinar was given by Dr Gillian Shapiro, a specialist in organisational development and change projects focused on inclusion and diversity. (more…)
My previous blog post Why you should be a mentor outlines the benefits of mentoring, but have you heard of reverse mentoring? Reverse mentoring is a term used when a junior member of a company mentors a senior leader. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is widely credited as the first champion of reverse mentoring. He rolled out a program in the late 90s that leveraged younger employee’s knowledge of the Internet to coach GE's top management. But what can these youngsters teach us experienced leaders? Well, quite a bit actually. (more…)
I have had some great mentors throughout my career, both on a technical and non technical level. My career would not be where it is today without the help of these experienced, clever and giving individuals. Especially the Russian one. I have also mentored and coached hundreds of people during my career, helping them be the best they can be. But why should you mentor? (more…)
Whether you are leading a team, project or any other initiative, it is critical that you give off a positive can do attitude, even if your work or personal life is not going well.