Thank your team

10 simple ways to thank your team this holiday season

As leaders we often find it particularly difficult to let go and make the most of the holiday season. For some of us, the fiscal year ends with the calendar year and so we have all sorts of year-end reporting, planning for the new year, etcetera. That’s all while our staff and our families are […]

Preventing Leadership Burnout

Preventing leadership burnout

Have you snapped at someone when you’d normally be patient? Felt irritable with everyone and disinterested in what you normally value? Reacted to situations disproportionately? These could be warning signs that you are suffering from burnout or close to it. In a recent article on Digital Freelancer, James Sower outlined how to differentiate stress from […]

delegate effectively

How to delegate effectively to save time and your sanity

It’s no secret: An important best practice in leadership circles is to spend your time on tasks and projects that are the best use of your time and delegate the rest. Why then, as managers and leaders, don’t we delegate more often and more effectively? The most common excuse I hear from my clients who […]

loneliness of leadership

Finding ways to conquer the loneliness of leadership

You work for years to climb the corporate ladder and you finally reach the top. This is it! Years of hard work and effort have paid off and you are an executive in charge of a team, a division, or perhaps an entire organization, company or government department. Sure, you’ve probably heard it before but […]