Building Authenticity into your Leadership Pipeline

I recently met with a friend who recommended a HBR article on developing talent entitled “The Talent Curse,” (Petriglieri and Petriglieri, May-June 2017).  I read the article with interest as it highlights the curse that so often comes for those that are selected for a leadership fast track programme in that it can have the […]

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How Well Are You Prepared for Your Career Lift-off?

Today (Dec 14th 2015) will mark the first journey by a British astronaut (Tim Peake) to the international space station as a member of the European Space agency, beating over 8,000 other elite applicants from across Europe for one of the six places on the ESA’s astronaut training programme. The selection process included academic tests, […]

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Moving out and taking charge

Whilst on a call with my colleagues yesterday, we were discussing our “Take Charge” program, just after I had explained that I would be away for a week because our son is moving out of home!   It suddenly struck me that I had been unconsciously teaching our son to “Take Charge” of his career. […]

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How Managers Get Squashed

Why do so many new managers struggle? Perhaps my own story of life as a squash professional can help shed some light on the matter. When I was 12 my parents became the management team for Blackheath Squash Club (sadly no longer there). From that moment on I literally lived and breathed the game. I played […]

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What Our Political Leaders can learn from Business

As the official campaign for the 2015 UK general election is about to get underway on March 30th, it is fascinating to see the jockeying for position that is already taking place. Parties are already declaring that they would not work together under any circumstances, if no majority position is reached and a coalition needs […]

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Employee Disengagement – a New Perspective

I’ve started reading Jacob Morgan’s book, The Future of Work. Seemingly, it’s a bold piece of big-picture thinking about what we need to understand for employees and management to adapt successfully to big changes in business that are already underway. It’s garnered some very positive reviews. Early on, he rehearses the contemporary evidence for the stubbornly […]

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What type of leader are you?

My husband has been looking to move on in his career lately, this has got me thinking about the people that I have worked for over the years.  I’ve thought a lot about what makes some managers great and others so rotten.  Until the day I die I will remember at least two people from […]

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