Being Bold & Making Changes

This coming Wednesday I will be hosting my organisations national event for International Women’s Day. It will be broadcast live across all our sites in the country and also available for staff via webcast. No pressure then! This week I’ve been putting together the slides for the event. Not too many, just interval slides to…

Scheduling time to reflect

I observe with ever more frequency the number of individuals that they don’t take time to reflect. People don’t seem to stop and think so much about how an encounter went and how it compares against how they would have liked it to happen. Or perhaps about what worked their past week at work and…

Saying no to a new job

Today I said no to a new role within my current company. I work for a major multi-national and folks move jobs regularly, so it’s no surprise that one might be offered such a thing. However, saying no can be hard particularly when you are already looking for a new role as I am. Why did I…

Don’t forget to check in.

Some of the earliest lessons I remember from secondary school (ages 11-16) are about how different people receive messages differently. I’m sure I was taught this at primary school but knowing me I would have been looking out the window searching for butterflies. Not that I stopped doing so when I moved up to secondary…

Do NOT talk amongst yourselves…

Picture this – you are part of a internal network at work, let’s say a women’s network focusing on gender balance and you want to gather data on the good and the bad of events and training focused on improving female representation at higher job grades. Or, you want to change the perception and adoption of…

Suppliers want more than your money and your brand.

All too often I hear that suppliers should do what we want because we pay for their goods and services and our brand is valuable. Therefore they should give us better prices, engage with us in endless workshops and meetings, host us in their Silicon Valley offices with their CxOs and Very Clever People. They should…