“Leadership transitions are one of the most stressful times in a person’s career and can also be one of the most difficult periods in someone’s life,” according to Dr Ty Wiggins. While we’re not surprised to hear that, what is shocking is how little help new senior leaders get when they take on their new
Frieda was a brilliant engineer. So brilliant that she was chosen to be the team leader of a team of specialist engineers. Frieda was pretty good at that too, so she got promoted to the Operations Manager job with six reporting senior engineers and a total team of sixty engineers and technicians.Frieda still saw herself
If you’re feeling exhausted and like you can’t keep up with your usual workload, it’s possible that you’re experiencing burnout. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion caused by overwork or job transition.Symptoms of burnout can include feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and having trouble sleeping. You may feel disconnected from your
I always wanted to start my very own conspiracy theory. So, here is mine. COVID19 and the economic and social shutdown that flowed from it is actually a ploy by leadership coaches to get leaders to stop and reflect more. Of course, many leaders are busier than ever what with huge changes to their organisations
A great boss can make your career and change your life. But how do you handle that sudden meeting when your team gets called together and your great boss announces they are leaving? We often think about leadership in a very individual way. But once you are in a middle to senior level leadership role
Power of labels A regular topic in my coaching work with leaders is ‘difficult conversations’. Seems straight-forward, right? Get a model and guide the person through the techniques for having a ‘difficult conversation’. A few good questions, active listening and off you go. These techniques are very useful. But often there is still this nagging
Often, leaders come to coaching sessions with conflicted energy. I can see it in their faces. There is the energy of creativity, imagination and future focus. An eye to the horizon of how things can be better. There is also a feeling of wrestling, of struggle against immovable forces, even of being trapped or stuck.