Tag: managing people

Pigeonholed

Getting stuck in a career you're not that into, for nearly two decades.

Heroes and villains

My survival mode is buttfuck ugly. My saviour complex manifested as - most of our people are really shit and can’t do their jobs I need to show them.

Why it’s bad to problem-solve everything

It's not about appearing smart; it's about empowering others to develop their capabilities.

Millionaire influencers were selling spades in the gold rush

I should have tried to educate more people about agenda, marketing and seeing through it all to what lies beneath. To make up your own mind.

The pressure to grow, cherry-picking zealots and proving yourself wrong

If you tell someone you run your own business, the next question they ask is, ‘How big is it?’. This creates a lot of social pressure to make the business as big as possible (regardless of whether that’s the right thing to do). 

A guide to navigating the world of effective leadership

Pondering on behaviours that I have seen and sometimes exhibit when it comes to giving feedback, testing ideas and creating solutions, I have discovered how you become a bad leader.

Candidates not ready for the commercial world

We live in a cut-throat world so when at work, the primary focus should be delivering amazing work. I'm not sure the younger generation has worked that out.

You say it best when you say nothing at all

I forgave him and learned my lesson long ago. I don’t know if he ever did. We haven’t spoken in twenty years.

Confessions of a HR Professional

I spent too long ensuring that the captains of the industry got free rein, encouraging toxic cultures.

Letting go of Control

I had no lack of faith in the design team, but something in me just couldn’t commit to completely relinquishing control.