The winner’s curse

The winner’s curse

It sometimes happens that the better you are at your job, the less-and-less time you seem to have. The more effectively you execute your duties, the more you are called upon to do even more. It is truly the winner’s curse. More and more Clients, bosses and...
When to use a coach

When to use a coach

The question of “when to use an executive coach” can seem tricky at first glance. It is also one that attracts numerous confusing explanations. Today, I offer three considerations: stuckness, willingness and importance, which provide a simple framework for...
Sometimes, we need to rock the boat

Sometimes, we need to rock the boat

We are often told not to rock the boat. To let sleeping dogs lie. And, behind such words usually lies the belief that disruption is bad and that nothing good will ever come out of upheaval. So, you might begin to fear disruption even when it is integral to creating...
Know thyself…or so it is said

Know thyself…or so it is said

This old adage has been doing the rounds for a very very long time. But, what do we really make of this idea — to “know thyself”. What are we really trying to know? The what Know thyself could be read as a well intended piece of ancient wisdom around...
Everyone is a person

Everyone is a person

The pressures of modern work life can sometimes cause you to reduce people to numbers. To reduce your customers, colleagues and stakeholders to faceless entities. You may forget that actually everyone is a person. Anonymity The pressure to get financial results can...