March 16, 2018

Design Thinking.  It’s a hip and trendy buzzword dominating the corridors of firms across the globe from product design companies to corporate accountants. But what is it really, and does it hold any value in helping drive change and innovation?

I first came across the...

May 4, 2017

A common problem that I hear from my executive coaching clients, who by all accounts are good, dedicated employees, is that they keep being passed over for promotion.
 
In this article and video, I aim to explore 5 easily implementable tips for increasing your chances...

March 31, 2017

Over the past few years, the term HiPo has joined the list of HR buzzwords, alongside firm favourites such as Millennials, Gen Z, Holacarcy, and micro-learning. In most firms, high potential (HiPo) employees are deemed those most likely to excel and progress into more...

September 14, 2016

Recently I spent a week training 38 participants of the new graduate class of a global bank, on behalf of BG Consulting. After their 3-week induction, they were then heading off around the country into a mix of roles across the bank’s different sectors, including wealt...

June 16, 2016

Horrible bosses – All of us have had them, a movie has been made about them, most of us know the negative impact they can have, yet few of us know how to handle them.

If you do a Google search on the topic, there are literally hundreds of articles about how people quit...

March 5, 2016

We all know – or should do – that feedback is a critical tool in our own self-development.  Let’s face it, if no-one tells us then we’ll continue to live in our own bubbles where we get participation certificates and judge our success by the number of social media like...

December 25, 2015

Christmas is easily my favourite time of year, although not for the reasons you might assume.  I love how the majority of people who celebrate it are infinitely happier, more generous, spend more time with their families, buy gifts or volunteer, at this time of the yea...

December 23, 2015

In the past few days, since Steve Harvey’s and Miss Colombia’s world temporarily fell apart, the net has exploded with its typical response to this type of event – insanity.  Articles blaming Steve, or Miss Philippines, or Miss Colombia, conspiracy articles saying Trum...

November 11, 2015

In my previous life, I ran some derivative client service teams for a major investment bank.  Now, this might sound complex – and many parts were – but when it came down to the customer service elements of the role, the fundamentals were the same as any other business....

October 5, 2015

Today is the big 4-0.  It's a little self-indulgent, but I wanted to take some time to reflect on what I’ve learnt up to this point in my life.  I’m not one to dwell on hitting middle-age, grow a ponytail, buy a yellow Porsche or get the birthday blues, but it’s always...

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