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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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

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