Blame the Mothers!

Blame the Mothers!

Some of you may have heard of the drama triangle. I was reminded of it recently while traveling when I received individual notifications from each of my children to tell me they were fighting with one of the other siblings. I should point out that all 3 of my kids are...
Culture Shaper

Culture Shaper

Whether you realise it or not, if you are a manager, supervisor, or leader of any type, you are contributing to the culture of the organisation in which you work. But have you ever thought about what you’d like that culture to be? New starters in the workforce...
Women of Influence

Women of Influence

One of my favourite movies is Hidden Figures, about the amazing African-American women engineers and mathematicians behind the NASA space race. I watched the movie in awe and envy of their amazing minds, their courage and the impact they made despite the prejudice of...
3 Challenges for New Managers

3 Challenges for New Managers

We are currently trying to recruit a coach for our soccer team. The candidate must know all about soccer (even if they can no longer play themselves). They need to be able to work out each player’s strengths and place them in a position on the field that complements...
I Hate Procedures!

I Hate Procedures!

Over the years, I have worked with a few start-ups and scale-ups, and it is an interesting journey as the business matures. Start-ups are often staffed by extremely intelligent people who are happy to ‘make up the rules’ as they go. As the business grows, more staff...