Magic is afoot

Posted Posted in Quiet Leadership

As a professional coach, one of the tools of my trade is the powerful question. For coaches, the thoughtful silence triggered by a question is affirmation that it was indeed powerful. It sounds easier than it is, but as a leader it could be one of your most powerful tools too, so let me explain what […]

Quiet Leaders of all ages

Posted Posted in Quiet Leadership

As soon as that last penalty shot missed the mark in the Euro 2020 football final, I (like millions of others) feared that there was trouble ahead for those young players. That night and the next day, they kept coming back into my mind.  I was hoping that they were being supported by the whole […]

Maybe now is not the time…

Posted Posted in Quiet Leadership

Recently I was speaking to a client who had a big decision to make. She summarised perfectly what happens to most of us when we find ourselves at a crossroads in life. On the days when she is well-rested and has energy, she is enthusiastic and ready to make the leap. But on days when […]

What has been passed down?

Posted Posted in 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 […]

Kingfisher out of the ark

After the flood

Posted Posted in Quiet Leadership, RealLeadership

Happy New Year.  I really mean that!  No-one deserves a happy and successful 2021 more than you after what 2020 has put you through.  But you made it to this point and I am extremely grateful for that and for you. It’s looking hopeful (and more possible) that this time next year we will be […]