How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Delegate Authority

"Stop!" If a stranger approached you on the street shouting it, would you?


How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Less ‘How’

A few years ago I was coaching an executive who was leading her team through the rollout of a new strategic plan.


How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Make it about Performance

Just because it's not the way you would have arrived there doesn't mean others are wrong.


How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Focus on Outcomes

I don't need to remind you that the last 18 months has transformed the way we work.


How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Control the Controllables

When you feel out of control personally, you're more likely to project that chaos onto everybody around you.


How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Confessions of a Micromanager

I have a confession. For a while I tried to justify it. Some of the ways might sound familiar.


The Art of Subtraction – Excuses

When we take on the responsibility of leadership we waive our right to excuses. We can't just lean on 'I didn't know'. Now it's our job to know.


The Art of Subtraction – Pain

Leadership is painful. If you've been around leadership long enough I don't need to remind you of that.


The Art of Subtraction – Answers

If there was just one behaviour you could adopt as a leader that would be most helpful and beneficial in your role, what would you choose?


The Art of Subtraction – Priorities

I've learned the hard way what I'm sure you're already well aware of... You can't do everything (at least not well).


The Art of Subtraction – Decisions

The key to making better decisions is making less decisions. To clarify, that doesn’t necessarily mean making fewer decisions.


The Art of Subtraction – Do Less, Lead Better

In leadership, it's easy get caught up in all the things we need to do more of. We don't spend nearly enough time thinking about what we need to get rid of.