Change – Collaborative Consultation

Gone are the days of command and control. Change doesn’t happen by simply telling (ordering) people to do something differently or to work in a different way – ‘Just do it’ is not an effective approach to organisational change and transformation. With businesses facing increasing and continuous change/uncertainty, our ability as Leaders, to navigate theContinue reading “Change – Collaborative Consultation”

Mind the gap

The problem  “UK productivity is still behind most other G7 countries, therefore developing a more proficient workforce is a high priority for the UK Government. This has become more pressing in the wake of COVID-19, where it’s more important now, more than ever, for organisations to maximise productivity to aid the economic recovery from theContinue reading “Mind the gap”

Opening the can of worms

I am enjoying my learning journey with Allyship. I strongly believe creating Allyship within organisations is one of the transformative changes for the 21st Century Organisation. However, this can only happen if we start to get more comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations. In my career I have typically worked in male dominated industries and, moreContinue reading “Opening the can of worms”

Change – how you react when the warm bath turns cold…

I was thinking about reactions to change the other day. To help my reflection I used a metaphor of being in the bath (one of my favourite things to do) and how this relates to my experience of change – it’s a strange metaphor to use, but stick with me!! I feel it drew outContinue reading “Change – how you react when the warm bath turns cold…”

Resilience

Being in HR, in a leadership role and “putting myself out there” – my resilience is tested fairly frequently. I have needed to strengthen and develop my resilience reserves to face the many and varied challenges that come my way. It’s tricky being a female in senior positions in business, especially if you are workingContinue reading “Resilience”

Dealing with Change

‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change’  Darwin Many of us find change really uncomfortable, even change for the good can be incredibly daunting. Change and how to deal with it, comes up a lot in my studies (MA in CoachingContinue reading “Dealing with Change”

There is no failure, only feedback!

I love feedback – don’t get me wrong it can hurt like hell, strike you right in the gut and it can play on your mind for days… but I love it all the same, because it’s an opportunity to learn. When I hear those words ‘Kathryn, are you open to some feedback?’, which IContinue reading “There is no failure, only feedback!”