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- Helen Keller

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How to say it - with impact

30.10.2014

This isn’t a blog about infographics – but they do illustrate my point (pun intended!). We’re all bombarded with information every day and it is all too easy to get distracted, get lost in the detail or miss the main message. Leaders… Read more

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I don't do pink and fluffy, do you?

18.10.2014

In my experience there are two main approaches to HR-type conversations and to coaching, there’s the head tilted on one side “issues and tissues” approach and then there’s the “I hear you, now what can you do about it”… Read more

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Do you recognise these 3 Steps to Burnout?

27.09.2014

Some years ago one of my colleagues had a heart-attack in the office and died, he was a fit and healthy male in his mid 30s who was rising up the career ladder; he was survived by his wife and young child. If you think a heart attack sounds melodramatic… Read more

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Scotland and a Demand for Trustworthy Politics

19.09.2014

Today Scotland voted in a fair, legal and decisive democratic process to remain part of the United Kingdom, it is an historic day. Setting aside personal views on the integrity, intention, capability and results of the different political leaders, and… Read more

Derby Launch of Achievers Academy for Women

08.09.2014

A new and inspirational community for businesswomen launched in Derby this week. Jo Cameron's exclusive and nationally acclaimed Achievers Academy for Women (AAW) opened its 17th group which will be led by myself, Angela Armstrong. The growing… Read more

Magic happens when you leave your comfort zone

Crucibles of Leadership - Goodbye comfort zone!

31.08.2014

Experience, and the meaning we give to that experience, shapes our characters and shapes us as managers and leaders. We can learn a lot about ourselves as leaders, and about how we learn through deliberate practice. Crucibles of Leadership Great… Read more

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Confidence, Arrogance, Visibility and Humility

16.08.2014

Leaders inspire others by their example and so leaders must be visible, whether in a corporate setting or an entrepreneurial one, in small groups or on a worldwide stage. “There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance…its… Read more

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Success - it takes more than fancy flying

26.07.2014

The people who enjoy the most success (and get invited to all the must-attend parties) work hard at building their network and associate with people who inspire them to be/do/have more. We all work hard at excelling in our chosen profession through our… Read more

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