Leading and managing isn’t GPS. Yet I’m seeing more people going into leadership roles with an expectation that there’s a definitive roadmap for every leadership question or dilemma.
We’re not imperfect because things have gone ropey for a while. That’s what it is to do a project. That’s what it is to run a business. That’s what it is to be married or be a parent. That’s what it is to be human. It’s finding the road back that marks success apart.
Too much stress for anyone at work is unsustainable, and shouldn’t be normalised. But if there is regularly too much stress, it’s not necessarily the employer’s fault. Sometimes, hard to say, but you may just be in the wrong job. I’ve run and advised consultancies for most of my life. Consulting is an amazing job […]
There’s a huge disconnect between your team’s desire for you to be nice, and your need to be kind. We need to close that gap if our team is to grow.
Why do we treat stress as such an evil? Why is the reaction to a co-worker who is stressed always one of sympathy and advice how to get out of it? No one who’s ever led anything of significance has ever got there without stress. None of us would walk today if we didn’t open […]