Women and Leadership – How to Rise Through the Ranks

Women and Leadership – How to Rise Through the Ranks

One of the biggest challenges women face is building up confidence. For example: Being comfortable with who you are Being clear on your purpose and what you are trying to achieve Knowing the values that will help and hinder you You might already have a seat at the...
What is the real healer – time or action?

What is the real healer – time or action?

Happy New Year!  No matter how different your last 365 days were to mine, we share the same reality regarding time: time is passing, and it slows down for no-one.  My last two years have been turbulent and at times I have been up against the wall. Two years ago I...
4 Reasons Why Meetings Work

4 Reasons Why Meetings Work

Meetings can be time-wasting and frustrating. Especially when the same problems re-surface, the usual characters dominate, and actions are rarely taken. In my experience 70% of the meetings that take place in the public sector are probably ineffective. So why do...
I hate my job – Do I stay, or do I go?

I hate my job – Do I stay, or do I go?

“How’s your job going?” A common enough question, but instead of answering with the usual: “Not bad thanks”, you tell the truth. You describe a relentless cycle of routines, where you make little progress, cornered by a controlling boss, feeling unfulfilled and...
Why Mindfulness and kindness lead to collaborative teams

Why Mindfulness and kindness lead to collaborative teams

Last month I lived with 9 other people on a Mindfulness and Pilates retreat.  Because the weather was bad (yes, it does happen in Spain too) we were living in closer proximity than usual to each other. This got me thinking about mindfulness and kindness at work and in...