Cultivating leadership composure
Cultivating leadership composure is an aspect of leadership development which does not get too much explicit attention. Yet, as we face ever increasing demands on our time, constantly interrupted with technology, this is becoming a leadership differentiator. Can we remain composed and focus our attention on matters that are most important on a day to…
Leadership and well-being
Being composed is a hugely important element of leading effectively, being grounded and leading in a conscious way, whilst minimising our reactions to our triggers. That’s pretty easy to write down, but so hard to do especially when we meet unanticipated challenges every day of the week. Image Source: http://maybusch.com/5-ideas-for-keeping-your-composure/ I was reflecting on how…
Resonate Leadership has been launched!
I am delighted to announce that I have joined forces with my colleague Eileen Duggan to form Resonate Leadership, a Dublin based Executive Coaching practice We will provide: Executive Coaching Leadership Development Team Coaching and Coaching Workshops Check out our new website at www.resonateleadership.com.
What Leadership can learn from ‘Clowning’
If your reaction to this blog title was disbelief at the possibility of a connection, then read on…. I felt the same! A few years ago a colleague a friend of mine mentioned that she did her master’s thesis on this topic and it conjured up images of a circus act which didn’t connect in any favourable way…
Exciting new Leadership Programme for those in the legal and financial services fields
The Law Society of Ireland is launching a brand new Leadership Programme for those with ten plus years experience in Law or Finance. The programme will comprise group learning as well 1-1 coaching sessions which are tailored to your specific learning agenda. I am delighted to be involved in this programme. For further details click here…
‘Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less’ Syd Banks
Assumptions and the ladder of inference
In the last two weeks I became aware of 3 assumptions which I made which were perfectly reasonable, but also perfectly wrong. It reminded me of the pictures used to illustrate Gestalt theory for example the one below: Picture source: http://www.curiositiesbydickens.com/2012/03/ Sometimes we only see a part of the picture but sub-consciously complete it using our…
An unexpected lesson in coaching psychology… from the long grass!
Those who know me won’t associate me with golf. I took it up over a decade ago, but it didn’t last long due to the arrival of family and all that that entails! Anyhow, last summer as my own kids took an interest in golf I came across an opportunity for golf lessons that I…
Are you ‘immune to change’?
How many of us make new years resolutions with the best of intentions but don’t follow through on them? How many of us are intent on improving our listening skills, delegating more or changing any other behaviours that would enhance our abilities to do a better job,… but somehow we never really get there? In the video below…
Upcoming Leadership Development Lab with AZck
From October 22 – 24th Annick Zinck and Tom Greder will host another leadership lab in Switzerland using the performing arts to learn about how we lead. From personal experience I would highly recommend this experiential workshop. There are currently 3 places left. For further information click here.