New Year Resolutions

I’m surrounded by talk about New Year’s resolutions and making some myself. The word resolution is used in all sorts of contexts. In politics, resolutions are passed at conferences – so they have support. In photography, images have high resolution – so they have detail. In the resolution to a problem, the starting point is […]

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A useful book on leadership mindfulness

Pause for Breath. Bringing the practices of mindfulness and dialogue to leadership conversations by Amanda Ridings The theme of this engaging book is leadership mindfulness. Conversations would be enhanced if we slowed the conversations down and paused for breath before and during the dialogue. In the pause for breath, we might be able to give more […]

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A useful book on change

I’ve just re-read Who Moved My Cheese? written by Spencer Johnson in 1988. It’s a quick and easy read and a helpful reminder of how we tend to react to change in our lives and there’s even a short film on you tube. In this metaphorical story, four characters search through a maze for cheese. […]

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A useful book for leaders

What do leaders need? As leaders move up the hierarchy at work, each promotion provides less and less opportunity to connect with peers. They have to rely more and more on themselves for support. In her book Staying A Head. The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders, Viv Grant outlines how important it is […]

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A useful book on transitions

With reorganisation, restructuring and technological changes we live with almost constant change. In his book Transitions William Bridges outlines how transition is not the same as change; change is the external event and transition is the internal psychological process: “the inner reorientation and self-definition that you have to go through in order to incorporate changes […]

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