You really wanted that promotion. You’d been waiting for the position to open up, your colleague finally moved on and you were certain it was
Don’t Burn Your Bridges; How To Resign With Dignity
The big temptation when you get a new job is to bare your soul and tell your company what you really think. You’re outta here!
Get It Out Of Your Head – Unique Ways To Get Organized
How often have you been just on the edge of sleep and thought, “yikes… I forgot to do that.” And then you lay there, wide
Check In With Your Staff, Before They Check Out
Would losing your best employee keep you awake at night? When I moved to Mexico City it coincided with my first real opportunity in a
Why Would The Fastest Man In The World Need A Coach?
The Olympics are headed our way and sports fever is in the air. Londoners aren’t known for their focus on running, jumping and swimming but
To Move Up At Work, Get To Know Yourself
Not getting promoted at work? It might come down to how you see yourself. Research shows that good managers see themselves in exactly the same
Empathy, Your Secret Weapon to Killer Confidence
Can you slip yourself into someone else’s stilettos or wingtips? If you find it easy to guess what someone else might be feeling, you have
Time To Change Jobs? Questions To Help You Plan Your Next Move
“May you live in interesting times” was thought to be a Chinese curse. I’d say it’s a good summation of the last few years. The
My Staff Just Aren’t Cutting It. How To Turn Around A Sluggish Team
Have you ever had that rant in your head, the one where you are certain your staff doesn’t have a working brain between them and
Perfectionist? You Could Do Better…
How do you pursue excellence while leading your team? Do you feel a compelling need for things to be absolutely right, regardless of how important the task
Delegate or Die – How to do it, why to do it, and why your team can’t succeed without it
Almost all managers and leaders struggle with delegating. You came up through your trade doing the work. And you did it darn well. That’s why
You’re Not Alone In Wanting A Little Quiet. Is Group Think Killing Creativity?
The advantages of introverted thinking have hit the media lately, with a new book on the subject and a 5 page spread in Time Magazine
Love Your Agency And The Creative Work Will Shine
What’s the relationship like between you and your creative agency? Do you like the people who develop your ads and recommend your media? If you’ve
If Nothing In Your Life Was Secret, What Would You Stand For?
What do Kate Moss, Andy Grey and Sarkozy have in common? They all got caught out; saying or doing things they didn’t want to go
You’re A Manager, It’s Your Job To Add Value, Right?
I was listening to a lecture by Marshal Goldsmith, he coaches CEOs at top 100 companies. He said successful people always want to add value
Quick confidence booster – speak nicely to yourself
It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? We all talk to ourselves, generally not out loud, but that inner voice is almost always there. Sometimes your
Get outstanding creative work from your agency
Do you want your ads to be talked about, remembered, awarded? Of course you do. So how do you get the great creative work that
Feedback versus Criticism, do you know the difference?
Feedback is vital in creative industries. Creativity is subjective; you can’t point to a script, like you would a column of sums and say “it
The Best Managers Don’t Always Lead From The Front
“Where did they go? Which way were they headed? I must find them… I am their leader.” I was coaching a manager recently who was
Competition and Collaboration – does new media bring a new model?
A few years ago, the company I worked for was launching their own ISP, the public face was all ours; our branding, content and personality.