In this blog Liz shares a very helpful tool for leaders to use that can help them maintain a positive but realistic outlook.Resilience is the ability to see failure as a temporary setback that can be recovered from quickly. It’s the ability to maintain a positive and...
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In this blog Liz dicusses some of the key behaviours of leaders and managers that can help prevent burnout of their teams. According to a recent survey done by Gallup, 76% of employees will experience burnout at least once during their careers. We often make the...
May 13, 2020 | Effective leaders
In this video, Liz addresses the priority of leaders learning how to take care of themselves, by using an adaptable problem-solving and time time-stress-management tool. Your leadership has never been more important than it is right now in this covid-19 crisis. In...
Apr 19, 2020 | Effective leaders
We have just had our lockdown period extended by at least another three weeks here in the UK and there is the temptation to give in to the lamentation, “when will this ever end?”. But it’s important for us all to remember that this too shall eventually pass. And while being on lockdown certainly has its challenges, it also presents us with some precious opportunities too. Most importantly of all is the opportunity to reflect on which parts of our pre-lockdown life are worth picking up again once this is over.
As I reflect on the last couple of weeks, I am reminded about Tuckman’s stages of group development, i.e. forming, storming, norming and performing. Although Tuckman was saying this in the context of teams, i.e. that these phases are all necessary and inevitable in order for any team to grow, face challenges, tackle problems, find solutions, plan and deliver results, I personally think they apply to this new way of working we have been catapulted into.
The role of the leader has never been more important than it is right now in this time of great uncertainty. The truth is, your people are looking to you to lead them through these turbulent waters. They will remember how you handle this situation far more than they’ll remember how you handled ‘business as normal’ in times gone by. The moment is now for you and for me to step up and be the leaders our spheres of influence need us to be.
Mar 4, 2020 | Effective leaders
Resilience is a vital quality for effective leadership. I’d like to share a few thoughts with you on what it is and three ways you can cultivate it in your own life so you can take your leadership to the next level.
Dec 17, 2019 | Effective leaders
As we come to the end of another year, it is a good leadership practice to set meaningful SMART goals for the year ahead. However, I find that many leaders forget one crucial step before embarking on this exercise. And that is, doing business with the past first. You see, to give yourself the best chances of success in your future goals, you have to start well. And to start well, you need to finish well.
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