Does it make your eyes roll?

Does it make your eyes roll?

In a world of increasing competition and and with so many striving to be seen as successful, productive – the best – it can become a bit disconcerting and off-putting to see some people around you not necessarily being authentic. Not being their genuine...
Managing up effectively a non-recepetive boss

Managing up effectively a non-recepetive boss

In my childhood, Tania was my best friend. We spent almost every waking moment of the day together, we slept over at each other’s places, we played together every afternoon after school, we went to the same school and we were¬†in the same class …...

Don’t do this trick.

I recall seeing a comedy sketch where the¬†comedian was sharing all the ways he helps out at home and wants to make sure his wife sees what he does and appreciates him. For example, just as his wife steps into the kitchen he’ll turn the dishwasher on, turn and...
How you say it matters, right?

How you say it matters, right?

In my very first job after graduating university, one of my tasks for the team was to do the ordering of supplies. The one supply person in each team had to be nominated, approved and signatures required and kept on file somewhere in the organisation. (It was a huge...
Do people hear you?

Do people hear you?

If you’ve ever watched any one part of any episode of The Real Housewives of … well, anywhere, you’ll no doubt hear¬†an argument: five or more high¬†pitched¬†voices yelling to be heard.¬†No-one¬†listening, everyone¬†scrambling¬†to be heard. Everyone focused...
Managing Up Starts With You

Managing Up Starts With You

Have you taken an assessment of any sort and been surprised with the results? When I take 360 degree assessments like Myers Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC or Leadership Effectiveness Assessment I always find something surprising in the results. Sometimes surprising good...