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Leadership

When managing becomes meddling

During a recent coaching session, a CEO admitted that when he headed up an Engineering firm he was a great engineer, but as a leader he was a pain in the neck.  Too much nit picking and not enough enabling.  He just couldn’t resist getting stuck into the work of others and what was intended to be helpful was received…
Sharpstone Skinner
May 15, 2021
Leadership

Leading from your gut

"Several times lately, I have finished my work, closed the laptop and sat staring out of the window of my spare room office worrying that I don't have the answers. That my team are looking to me for guidance about the future…and I simply don't know." A genuine, honest reflection from one of our clients. He is an impressive and…
Sharpstone Skinner
October 22, 2020
Leadership

Read this before your next meeting

It’s Monday.  Your day starts with a 9am one to one catch up, immediately followed by another meeting at 10am.  You meant to block out some time to work on a report at 11:30am but someone has dropped a meeting in to your Outlook and you feel under pressure to attend.  Before you know, it’s 14:30pm.  You shove some food…
Sharpstone Skinner
September 24, 2020
Leadership

Virtual learning – is it worth it? (Part 2)

Hello readers. Last week we looked at some of the positives of learning online in a group or with your team and promised a counter-argument to follow. Well, here it is – some of the downsides of virtual learning and why we need to balance it with some close contact learning experiences once our country leaders and our common sense…
Sharpstone Skinner
June 1, 2020
Leadership

Have you got “not-busy guilt”?

You’ve set your office up, finally managed to work out how to get on a video call and are secretly enjoying the lack of a commute. You have probably been for more walks in the last two weeks than in the last two years and discovered things about your local neighbourhood you didn’t know. And you are busy, busy, busy………
Sharpstone Skinner
April 7, 2020