Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Great Leaders are Thoughtful and Deliberate, Not Impulsive and Reactive, by Tony Schwartz and Emily Pines Our minds aren’t as simple as plan-task-completion. We aren’t robots. And sometimes, despite our best intentions, we can lose grip on our progress and...
The HOW of Creative Problem-Solving.

The HOW of Creative Problem-Solving.

The inspiration for this article came to me whilst I was walking my dog. In the time I allot each week for my research, I’d re-watched a TED Talk by Adam Grant on procrastination. He’d presented some research that found that both those who procrastinate until the last...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

As you should know by now, every week I bring together some of the most interesting things I have read that week. And this week, I hope they are as inspiring, interesting, and insightful as ever. A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much, by Dr....
Presenting Yourself with Confidence

Presenting Yourself with Confidence

Let’s start with a couple of anecdotes. I’ve always found them quite entertaining, those images of professionals on TV who have clearly been through body language training. Do you remember those images of our politicians – including our PM – standing awkwardly with...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Time for our weekly insights! Every week, I share with you some of my favourite bits and bobs from my research. This week, I hope these pieces will prove to be insightful and inspiring! Change Stressing You Out? Three Steps To Regain Control, by Glenn Case. I’ve...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Why Managers Ignore Employees’ Ideas, by Elad N. Sherf, Subra Tangirala, and Vijaya Venkataramani Ignoring employees’ ideas – you probably think this is a bad thing. Yet, you may well be one of these managers – and you probably don’t...
You Can’t Work 24/7.

You Can’t Work 24/7.

I’m not the first person to point it out; it’s rather a topic that has a lot of space in public conversation. Despite this, however, there’s little sign that anyone is really doing much to manage it. What is it I’m talking about? The blurriness of the border between...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Every week, I put together some of my favourite pieces from the bits and bobs I have been reading. I hope that, this week, they are as insightful – inspiring, informative, and interesting – as ever! How to Help Your Team with Burnout When You’re Burned Out...
A ‘Life-Changing’ Weekend

A ‘Life-Changing’ Weekend

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates The inaugural Gen-i Implementer is over. After a wonderful weekend at Silverholme Manor, I can safely confirm that I am still on cloud nine! The...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Every week I share with you my favourite bits and bobs from my reading – from practical advice to inspirational ideas. I hope that you find them insightful! A Theoretical Physicist (and Entrepreneur) on Why Companies Stop Innovating, by Safi Bahcall What does...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Every week, I like to share with you the most interesting things I have read. From the inspiring and motivational to the insightful and practical, here are some thought-provoking articles and videos I have come across this week. This is What Makes Employees Happy at...
What’s Wrong with Your Business?

What’s Wrong with Your Business?

At a moment in your career, you might find that your business isn’t doing so well. Maybe you are finding that not many people are buying your product. Perhaps once-regular customers are leaving you in droves. Maybe your staff turnover is high and it’s increasingly...
Insights for This Week

Insights for This Week

Every week, I put together some of my favourite things I have read this week – the inspiring, the encouraging, and the just plain helpful. Here are three from this week. I hope you find them interesting! You Can Be a Great Leader and also Have a Life, by Brigid...
Time Management: Some Strategies

Time Management: Some Strategies

There is more and more talk about this thing we’ve before called the ‘time-famine phenomenon’. People are busy. They feel like there is not enough space in a day to do everything they need to do. They reach the evening exhausted, feeling like they’ve just been...
Prepare for Change

Prepare for Change

It’s one thing to envision where you want to be, but it’s quite another to put the steps in place to get there as smoothly as possible. Even if this involves a change as seemingly small as getting a new haircut, going vegan, or changing bank, there are a few things to...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

Reading and research is really important to me. And so is sharing it with you! So, here are some of the most interesting, inspirational, and insightful things I’ve read and watched this week. Treat Your Weekend Like a Vacation, by Cassie Mogilner Holmes Is your...
Meetings: What’s the Purpose?

Meetings: What’s the Purpose?

I’d bet that we’ve all been in a meeting which we didn’t really need to attend. Or even a meeting which we’ve left thinking, ‘okay, what was that actually about? and what do I need to do next because of it?’. They can be a bit of a drain on your time, in which you sit...