This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

At the start of 2017, Leadfully from the talented bunch at SYPartners challenged their followers to chart a better course — or even a new one. They asked us to look back at 2016 and consider: What did you do well as a leader? What could you have done better? Then they asked us to look ahead… Continue reading This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

Looking backwards to move forward 

Over the past few days I have been writing about my reflections on the last 21 months in my journey of leading my team towards becoming a ‘great team’. I have covered the topics of the importance of time and patience, how I became more vulnerable to build trust, and how I have been working on communicating… Continue reading Looking backwards to move forward 

Communicate towards trust

The funny thing about looking back at the progress that we have made as a team - and I have made as a leader - over the past 21 months is that you quickly realise that there have been some very good times and times that have been very challenging. Some of these good times… Continue reading Communicate towards trust

Being vulnerable, building trust  

After identifying my first action as ‘tackling being a lone-leader’, I realised that to do this, I needed to tackle one of the other biggest issues within the team - trust. There just wasn't a lot of trust in the team. Whenever we hit a rough patch, everybody in the team retreated into their shells,… Continue reading Being vulnerable, building trust  

Creating a recipe, collating the ingredients

In my post yesterday I set out what I believe a ‘great team’ looks, acts and feels like - in other words, what I see the main ingredients of a ‘great team’ are. Like a recipe, this collection of attributes is created by bringing together a number of individual, yet connected, elements, or as I… Continue reading Creating a recipe, collating the ingredients

A Great Team – what does that mean?

In March 2015 I started writing in this blog about my journey towards becoming a better leader, and as a consequence of this, I wanted to lead my team to become a ‘great team’. As we near the end of 2016 I’m taking time to reflect on what has happened within the team during the… Continue reading A Great Team – what does that mean?