Mixing kindness into your workscape

Growing or developing in a work context is usually about skill and performance of vocational ability. How about extending this attention to emotional or psycho-social ability, like the character and practice of kindness?  How might you mix a cocktail…

Negotiating for your dream workscape

In the ever-evolving landscape of work, the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurring, giving rise to a new breed of career-minded individuals. We are the dreamers who seek to lead ourselves through the maze of work…

Sovereignty over your workscape

I propose to you, that you are a Sovereign over your workscape. Now, before you go running for the hills, or to a jeweller to get a crown made – let’s explore what I mean and why I think…

Help wanted: Seeking help effectively

Much is written extoling the virtue of helping others and how to do this. All useful stuff. This article is about seeking the help of others: Because others don’t always know if and when you need or want help;…

Scratching your entrepreneurial itch – Part 3

Feeling scratchy? Just a little – not enough to leave your job – but enough that you’d like to spice things up in the organisation where you are working. Maybe intrapreneurship is something to give a go. In Part…

Scratching your entrepreneurial itch – Part 2

So you have an entrepreneurial itch? Here’s something that might help you with that. This is Part 2 of a series of 3 articles: In Part 1, I introduced the notion of the entrepreneur and being entrepreneurial for yourself…

Scratching your entrepreneurial itch – Part 1

Want to do something more than you are currently doing? Got ideas that float around in your head but they aren’t something for your current workplace? Not concerned about getting wide-spread approval for your idea? You may have latent…

Letting intuition take the wheel

Four years ago I was listening to the radio while driving at work. The news at the top of the hour chattered away while I was thinking about, I guess, work stuff. The announcer finished one story, took a…

How I finished my book project

“If you think you can, or can’t – you are right.” – Henry Ford, 1947   I thought my first draft of my book was terrible, and I probably would have stopped there if it wasn’t for Stuart. I…

Creating safe spaces to inhabit in your workscape

Most conversations about psychological safety at work focus on how a leader will create conditions within a team context. That’s a great conversation to have. However, it’s not the only conversation to have.   Safety defined by self ‘Safety’…

The best laid plans

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” ~ Robert Burns A few years ago, I heard a speaker during one of those leadership conferences talking about their Plan A and Plan B. It was basically…

Taking off in mid-life with new challenges

I was forty when I learnt to fly. I was ten when I decided I wanted to fly – like Superman. I had a red cardigan I would do up the top button and wear like a cape. Then…