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How do you measure the unmeasurable?

As Lord Kelvin said in the 1800s “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.”  Every good business tracks sales, spend, return on investment, staff turnover, etc., and use these metrics for making investments or expansion strategies. It’s the people side of the business that is often considered unmeasurable.   People are the…

3 Key Words for Leaders

3 Key Words for Leaders

In my client work with leaders in organisations, 3 key words come up repeatedly.  Leaders who feel they are providing effective leadership tend to have some version of these 3 words at the core of their approach.  The 3 key words are CONTEXT, CAPABILITY and MOTIVATION.   CONTEXT A key role for leaders is being…

The Power of 3 in Coaching

The power of 3 in coaching

The power of 3 is used in all sorts of ways in our daily lives.  The Rule of Three states that ideas or stories presented in threes are more memorable to the listener.  Emergency phone numbers often have 3 digits and when creating stories, we are advised to think in terms of ‘beginning, middle and end’.  As I have reflected on…

The leadership balancing act

The leadership balancing act

Leaders tend to rise to the top because they were high performers at their work. They may be skilled in their task management, they may be great at selling projects to others, but they may not have the skills to lead a team or organisation. There is an art to balancing one’s own aspirations and…