March 2015 Blog Posts (4)

A Racing Mind

It’s 10.30am on a Sunday morning and I’m in a bad place.

When most people are enjoying a lazy start to their day I am 10 miles into a marathon distance race in northern Spain and I’ve already gone to the dark side.  My body is holding up fine but my mind desperately wants to stop already. I know this is bad news as I’m unlikely to be feeling much better in another 10…


Added by Rowan Gray on March 11, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Leave while you are still in love

How do you know when it is time to leave your organisation; especially if you have been there many years, learned loads, enjoyed and suffered the ups and downs in equal measure, and still love your colleagues dearly? It maybe a logic-driven decision from your head with a clear career trajectory in mind; or perhaps a deeply felt, emotional pull of your heart’s calling,…


Added by Clare Southall on March 11, 2015 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

It's All My Fault

“How do you describe the difficulties you face?” I asked the client I had just been introduced to.

“It’s very simple,” she said. “We have a strategy of growth and a culture of survival.”

I have heard this paradox described in many different ways but rarely as succinctly as in her words. The economic crisis had taken its toll on this organisation. Keeping your job,…


Added by Asher Rickayzen on March 6, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Advocating Type I Errors

I was working with a leadership team a while ago soon after one of their colleagues had been medically retired with a serious stress-related illness.  Trying hard not to judge (and probably failing!)  I asked them if they had not been able to spot any signs in the build up to his breakdown.  To my surprise, and hindsight being a wonderful thing, they told a collection of…


Added by Nick Mabey on March 6, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

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