Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

I have been attending this week sessions Manager as a Coach, a support program provided by the university for the staff in trying to get us to think more coach-like in how we manage people. My key takeaway messages are that power is something that is shared, that good leaders and managers focus on giving positive… Continue reading Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

Women’s branding: this is how to roar and get results

This week I had the opportunity to attend a Women in Technology event on personal branding and career development for women. Outspoken Women taught us the different aspects of branding, including communication, the role and use of body language, the importance of breathing properly while using your voice, and how to handle “manels”. I was particularly… Continue reading Women’s branding: this is how to roar and get results

How to build identity-based habits

This week I was really struck by James Clear who was on the Coaching for Leaders podcast (episode 376). He has just published the book Atomic Habits where he discusses simple yet effective strategies in how we can change our habits, how to break the bad ones and how to excel in good ones. I… Continue reading How to build identity-based habits

leadership, organisations, memory, institutions, principles, decisions

How to maintain and access organisational memory

It struck me the other day when I was speaking with a colleague that institutional knowledge and memory is really retained in people. With institutional knowledge and memory I mean the knowledge about who does what, how things really work, who you need to talk to to get access to particular information. It is the… Continue reading How to maintain and access organisational memory

What makes and counts as “impact”?

 All of us aspire to make a difference in something, whether it is in our profession, with our family, with friends, or at a broader scale. But how do we know that we are actually getting there, and our work is having an impact and changing the way things are done or the way people… Continue reading What makes and counts as “impact”?