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#SharingReading – What’s been your article of the week?

Throughout 2015, every Friday as an end of week inquiry, a curiosity if you like, I tweeted the question “What’s been your article / paper of the week?“. I had no expectation of a response or  even a conversation – it was just a question I put out there. Some people found it a useful prompt and … Continue reading

Leadership Development for Leadership Teams

With all the focus on the development of individual leaders, it seems that so much of what matters in organisations gets missed from many Leadership Development programmes. That is working well together as a team. Sure there may be something about Belbin or a team activity welded into a Leadership Development programme but it’s often … Continue reading

Fierce Friendship

We all need fierce friends in our work. Friends who will stand by us… and who will say no way am I going to stand there and neither should you. Friends who will cheer us on… and who will challenge us and tell us how wrong we are. Friends who will connect us to what … Continue reading

“A bit of a kicking”

I’m afraid there are times in some of our working lives when we get what is often called “a bit of a kicking”. That spoken assault when, no matter how pointed or aggressively given, you really have little choice but to just take what is thrown at you. You see, it’s not about what you’ve done … Continue reading

L&D – “free-ride” or a partner in the journey?

People can’t help but learn from their experiences. It’s impossible not to learn from them. However, what people learn from their experiences is largely within their own control. How they apply their learning is largely their choice. So I wonder could L&D be getting a “free ride” in thinking that… …the analysis of “needs” is … Continue reading

Nurtured Development

Yesterday morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour broadcast an interesting piece on the issue of when is it OK to leave your children alone at home. You can hear it here towards the beginning of the broadcast with Sarah Crown (Mumsnet Editor) & John Cameron (Head of Childline from the NSPCC). It’s a topic my wife & I … Continue reading

Feedback would happen all of the time if… we doggedly pursue a false path

This post was crafted in response to the blog carnival being hosted by Helen Amery. You can read more about it here or by checking out #FeedbackCarnival on Twitter. Feedback would happen all of the time if… we doggedly pursue a false path I get a bit sparked about discussions on feedback. Not because what … Continue reading

The Three Failures of Performance Appraisal

There’s something about performance appraisal that isn’t quite right. Even those teams & organisations that feel they do it well enough sense it may not be good enough… We know there is both merit & value in setting, gauging and talking about performance. We want to recognise and support performance – it’s a very good … Continue reading

Coaching Journeys #coachingjourneys

Friday last week was a very cold start (-4C) but the sun was shining bright so I took Basil to the woods for his morning walk. The sun was burning bright but the frost was very heavy in the woods. The combination of the two was quite magical. It inspired me to share some of … Continue reading

I’m special as myself

This is a very special blog post for me for a number of reasons… It’s not written by me but by my youngest son aged 10. He’s written it in support of #HemiplegiaAwarenessWeek which the lovely folks at @HemiHelp organise each year. Its simple message is full of both reality and appreciation. It’s the 200th post … Continue reading