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What should we do?

Leadership

I was listening to an interview with Kate Jenkins when she was talking about the independent review into parliamentary workplaces. Of course, the findings of the review, which she chaired, are shocking and illuminating.  But one thing she said during the interview stuck with me.  Jenkins explained that often parliamentarians get elected and are suddenly

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As a leader, how often do you get honest with your team?

How often do you tell them.. •             That you don’t have the answer to a question or problem •             That you need help with something •             That you’re not sure what the next best step is and you’ll need their input figuring it out. I’m going to guess it’s not all that often. And there’s

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Is it possible to manage team performance when faced with so many challenges?

Team Performance

I’m going to take a guess here that managing your team’s performance is not one of your favourite things about being a leader. Add to that directing your team orchestra from behind a computer screen, and it can pretty quickly feel like a mammoth task.  And you’re not just dealing with teams moving from the

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Handling difficult conversations with confidence and ease

Difficult Conversations - How to overcome them

I love difficult conversations – said no one ever. But when you’re a leader, difficult conversations are part of the deal. And these days, they’re made even more difficult by the fact that we can’t even have them in person, and pick up on nuances and read each other’s cues. Still, difficult conversations are not

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