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?

How to know when you have ‘arrived’

This week I’ve been inspired by several different ideas. Listening to the latest episode of Learning Leader (#299 with Kyle Maynard) one of the things struck me is the question when we have ‘arrived’. 'Arrived' in this context means about reaching a point or end goal, and recognising that moment as significant. I have also… Continue reading How to know when you have ‘arrived’

How to challenge norms (in a good way)

I am halfway reading Priya Parker’s book “The Art of Gathering” and it has really made me question a lot of the norms that we have all around us how to gather. For example, the piece I wrote last week about how to create more meaningful gatherings really struck a cord with many of my… Continue reading How to challenge norms (in a good way)

How to organise more meaningful gatherings

In the past week I have listened to a number of podcasts and one of them in particular has stuck with me, The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker who appeared in Coaching for Leaders (episode 395). (and yes, of course I’ve already ordered the book). In this episode, Dave and Priya discuss her new… Continue reading How to organise more meaningful gatherings

Be Magical: how to create true impact

In the last week I have kept reading Ben Rhodes’ “The World as It is”, given two radio interviews, and also discussed things like what counts as impact with the WonderWomen. Much of this has left me with questions as to what we count as impact, how do we see ourselves in bringing change or… Continue reading Be Magical: how to create true impact