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Sympathy, Empathy or Compassion – What’s the best approach?

01.12.2021

A lot of my work currently is helping leaders to manage mental health, deal with pressure and get through the…

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Workplace Culture 2.0: Flexibility by way of autonomy

17.11.2021

As we start returning to our offices, organisations are creating new workplace structures that fit the bill of hybrid working….

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The Fear of Being Human

03.11.2021

As the world of work is changing around us, with younger generations stepping into leadership roles and organisations focussing on…

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Emotional Agility

20.10.2021

‘The prevailing wisdom says that difficult thoughts and feelings have no place at the office: Executives, and particularly leaders, should…

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The Great Resignation – we need a refocus on employee retention

06.10.2021

Have you heard of ‘The Great Resignation’? It’s a term dubbed in the US where COVID-19 has led millions of…

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Languishing – We Probably All Feel It. What Is It and What To Do About It

22.09.2021

Work has been busy for me. It seems leaders and teams need my support more than ever before, which sees…

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What I learned from writing a book

15.09.2021

I NEVER thought I would write a book. But I have. And it’s being published this month. Today’s newsletter is…

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How to stay optimistic – Flip the narrative and other strategies in uncertain times

08.09.2021

I was on the phone with a friend from Europe for an hour the other day and after 50 minutes…

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Compassion and Accountability can be two sides of the same coin

01.09.2021

Can we agree that it has been a challenging 18 months for most people? Whilst everyone experiences what is happening…

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Saying No more often and how to say ‘no’ without saying No.

25.08.2021

That’s a lot of “no’s” right there. No is one of the most powerful words in the English language, yet…

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Your Leadership Shadow – why it is important to create it with intention

18.08.2021

Have you ever worked for a boss who was full of promises but never delivered on them? Or was always…

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Effective Coaching Skills – A Must Have for Leaders

11.08.2021

Having all the answers is a manager’s sentiment of the past. In a world of rapid, disruptive change and multi-generational…

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Stop Being an Advice-Giving Maniac – Influence With a Coaching Approach

04.08.2021

‘I know exactly what you should do.’; ‘Why don’t you do this?’; ‘I have been in your shoes, here is…

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Critical Skills to Lead Change Effectively

28.07.2021

Did you know that in most organisations, two out of three transformation initiatives fail? That’s what studies show and it…

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Am I Spreading Myself Too Thin? The Generalist vs. Specialist Dilemma

21.07.2021

Last night, I had a conversation with a fellow coach who coaches senior executives of Fortune 500 companies focused on…

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Stepping Up – Why Successful Brand Positioning is Crucial for Your Career

14.07.2021

‘I was overlooked by the executives and someone else from my team who doesn’t perform as well as me, got promoted…

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Negotiating Starts with Mindset

07.07.2021

When we hear the term ‘negotiation’ we often imagine a heated debate between executives around a board room table. Or…

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Don’t Rely On Motivation

30.06.2021

Have you ever found yourself putting off a project because you just couldn’t find the motivation to get started? Or…

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It Always Starts With Trust

24.06.2021

Did you know that 50% of CEOs worldwide consider lack of trust to be the major threat of their organisational…

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Empower Your Team Members for Higher Engagement

17.06.2021

Me: ‘I need some help around here’ Also me: ‘No, not like that…here, I’ll do it!’ I had to laugh…

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Out of sight out of mind?

09.06.2021

Part II: Are we doing hybrid right? With the human in mind? Imagine yourself on a Monday morning, staying in…

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Are we doing hybrid right? With the human in mind? – Part I

02.06.2021

Employees all around the world had been forced to work from home for at least some parts of the last…

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The Multicultural Leadership Edge

27.05.2021

Digitisation and a growing buy in from organisations to encourage remote work and hybrid work models offer even more opportunities…

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Escaping the Urgency Trap

20.05.2021

We are in such a rush these days. We quickly move from one meeting to another, speed-read through emails and…

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How much empathy is too much empathy?

13.05.2021

Lots of leaders have been telling me that applying empathy at work has been their main focus in the last…

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Virtual Meeting Madness

29.04.2021

Do you feel exhausted just looking at your daily calendar packed with Zoom or Teams Meetings? Does it feel like…

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Critical Thinking for better Decision Making

16.04.2021

Are you quick to make decisions by weighing up the pros and cons and get on with it? Or are…

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The trap of the Unconscious Bias

07.04.2021

We all have biases. If we like it or not. Some of them are unconscious or implicit. You know, when…

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Switch off to switch on – focus without distraction

18.03.2021

‘How are you?’ – ‘I’m good. So busy.’ This is the start of pretty much every conversation I have. But…

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Leading with Vulnerability

11.03.2021

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘vulnerability’? Being exposed to the possibility of being harmed or attacked? Feeling…

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Mobilise your teams to Lead the Future

06.03.2021

‘A computer on every desk in every home’ was Microsoft’s early mission. It was bold, ambitious and life changing. Microsoft…

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Conquering Fear as a Leader

23.02.2021

Did you know that 30% of Fortune 500 leaders last less than three years, because they are not good at…

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Courage – heroic impulsiveness or calculated risk?

18.02.2021

What comes to your mind when you hear the word COURAGE? A cartoon version of Super(wo)man saving the world? Someone…

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The Agile Mindset

11.02.2021

Do you hear people say ‘we are working agile’ or ‘we are applying agile at our organisation’. I certainly do…

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Psychological Safety for High Performance Teams

05.02.2021

Have you ever worked in an environment where you or others held back from speaking up? Held back from sharing…

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Productive Conflict – help your team grow by engaging in conflict

28.01.2021

Are you working in a team where everyone gets along but you feel that real issues are being avoided? Or…

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Adaptability – a core leadership skill in the workplace

21.01.2021

If 2020 has taught us one thing then it’s the fact that change is the only constant. I am having…

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Planning for a New Year with a Growth Mindset

14.01.2021

We are two weeks into the New Year, and I can feel a positive buzz around me. I have been…

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New Year, New Start – how to set goals effectively

07.01.2021

It’s a wonderful time of the year to reset, look ahead and set goals for the New Year. But all…

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Reset 2021 – What have we learned from 2020 for a successful New Year

17.12.2020

‘I just want 2020 to be over, have a break and start fresh into 2021’. Can you relate? It’s a…

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The Hybrid Rule of Thumb – leading teams in the New Normal

11.12.2020

In the shift out of lockdowns and easing of restrictions, everyone is talking about the New Normal, hybrid workplaces and…

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Workplace Evolution – how Millennials and GenZ impact the Future of Work

04.12.2020

A seismic shift is underway in today’s multi-generational workforce, as younger employees take on leadership positions, challenge traditional organisational structures…

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How to temperature check your mulit-gen workplace culture

04.12.2020
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Wellbeing at work – how to look after our people in a hybrid world

26.11.2020

‘How can we look after our peoples’ wellbeing at work?’ is a question I get asked by leaders often these…

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Lead the Future – Leadership Skills for the Workplace of the 21st Century

19.11.2020

We are moving into a new world at light speed. Automation, disruption and our new reality of a VUCA world…

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The Future is Hybrid – A refocus on employee engagement

12.11.2020

What a year last week has been…do your weeks feel like this? A whole year crammed into one week, you…

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Building Trust through Self-Disclosure and Feedback

09.11.2020

Leading people comes down to two things: Relationships and Conversations. Even when we look at cohesive teams, it is clear…

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Play to your Strengths for Exponential Growth

29.10.2020
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Playing to your Strengths for Exponential Growth

28.10.2020

Why is it that we almost always focus on our weaknesses first and often ignore our strengths? Why is that…

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The Accountability Game – How to set expectations and ask for accountability

23.10.2020

‘I don’t understand why she hasn’t delivered what was expected’ or ‘They know what I usually expect so no need…

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The tech-savvy leader – a necessary leadership skill in a hybrid world

14.10.2020

The current global shift into hybrid workplaces has had a substantial effect on organisations to pick up their pace for…

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‘Out of the Office but not out of Work’ – Leading Teams in a hybrid world

09.10.2020

Fostering an inclusive team culture where people feel motivated, stay focussed and work with integrity is hard enough for leaders…

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Facilitating Team Meetings in a Virtual World – How to keep your remote teams focussed and motivated

30.09.2020

6 months into a hybrid world where most of us work from home and I still see many leaders struggling…

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Influence through Storytelling

24.09.2020

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget…

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Lead-self, lead-others – The importance of your leadership journey

17.09.2020

There is a general misperception that leadership is always something that is done to other people. In this blog, I…

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Do you have a Tribe? The Importance of your Support Team

10.09.2020

Do you find the term Tribe is overused? I don’t disagree, it’s been thrown around on Social Media a lot…

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Networking in a hybrid world

03.09.2020

Networking can be challenging for people, even in normal times. But now that we are working remotely and in person…

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Leading Change in times of Crisis

27.08.2020

One aspect of leadership during the Corona crisis is constant: change. As leaders we don’t only need to manage change,…

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Post COVID Leadership Skills

20.08.2020

The last few months have put a huge amount of pressure on leaders. Every part of our lives has been…

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Be more Coach-like

13.08.2020

Be more coach like! from Jessica Schubert on Vimeo.

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