It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility

It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility

If I could talk to my 22 year old self leaving University to embark on my exciting new career in HR Management – what would I say? This may feel slightly self indulgent on my behalf; but I’m going to take the opportunity to share a few pieces of advice I wish I...
Why Managers should do more coaching and less “Bossing”

Why Managers should do more coaching and less “Bossing”

More and more organisations are looking for coaching skills training for their managers, and this flies in the face of the traditional “Command and Control” management style.  They’re not doing this to develop their managers into professional coaches.  Instead this is...
Why the Brain Gets in the Way of Change Management

Why the Brain Gets in the Way of Change Management

I suspect we have all been there. Caught in the middle of some kind of organisational change project or programme.  In my first job outside of University as a Graduate Trainee, the organisation I worked for was embarking on a change management programme –...
The business case for Coaching

The business case for Coaching

Is coaching a cost or an investment?  Using Simon Sinek’s language, my “WHY” is that I believe people are awesome, and everyone has the potential to do, or be more than they are today.  Continuing with the SImon SInek theme, my “HOW” is that by developing inspiring...
Knowing about bias isn’t enough

Knowing about bias isn’t enough

Biases are deeply ingrained, non-conscious drivers that heavily influence every decision or judgment we make.  They help keep us alive and help us make quick decisions efficiently and stop us repeating dangerous behaviours.  But biases can also prevent us from...