What has been passed down?

Posted Posted in Leadership, Quiet Leadership, Resilience

Researchers have discovered evidence of the life experiences of our predecessors in the DNA of our cells. Here’s the science bit… “This is the process of epigenetics, where the readability, or expression, of genes is modified without changing the DNA code itself. Tiny chemical tags are added to or removed from our DNA in response to […]

Blame Tree or Blame Free?

Posted Posted in Just Culture, Leadership

We all know what happens when we plant a seed and feed it.  Sometimes a seed is planted though and we don’t see it growing for ages.  A bamboo tree for example spends 5 years of its life embedding its roots before it ever flourishes above ground. Every time we say something or don’t say […]

Resilient Leadership in a Crisis

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Leadership, RealLeadership, Resilience

I’ve written before that all of us are leaders in one way or another.  We are leaders in our workplaces, within our family and in our communities.  The seismic shock of recent weeks has left many (who were previously strong, confident leaders) feeling lost, under-confident and still finding their feet in quicksand. My coaching practice has now […]

When you cannot control what is happening

Posted Posted in Anchored Habits, Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership, RealLeadership

When you can’t control what’s happening, learn to control how you respond.  That’s your power. Most of our responses are primal.  We are operating with the same physiological tools that our caveman ancestors had, but we have very different ‘threats’, so our responses are often not appropriate or they are out of proportion to the […]