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    My thoughts on what really matters

    December 30, 2016 · Impact,Influence,Coaching
    I'm going back to the future, on 3rd January 2017, I join Oracle. Going back, is that it'll be my second stint at a major corporate role, leading teams across Europe and Asia. To the future because I like many others believe that cloud computing is the operating system for the next generation -...
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    November 17, 2016 · Coaching,Influence,Impact
    It was over lunch, in the busy whirl of Borough Market, that colleague John, referenced the most important feedback I had ever shared with him. The feedback for him was important to develop in his career – he needed to move from high impact to high influence. It reminded me of why I had been...
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    October 31, 2016 · Growth,death,learning
    I didn’t know that there was a possibility of resurrection the first time I died and that gave me a profound opportunity to reflect on how cheaply, how stupidly I have given up on my life. You know how people ask if you are a glass half full or a glass half empty person? If you like, the summary...
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    October 26, 2016 · Purpose,Change,digital
    ["In conversation with James Stanbridge" at Singapore Management University (SMU) on Friday 18th September - Singapore] In our conversation today, I was happy to share with you some of the most important questions I have been asked during coaching/mentoring sessions. An important point right...
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    October 4, 2016 · Purpose,Leadership,Progress
    We deserve what we tolerate*, an idea that started life in a technical research around leadership in a hospital setting, has gained wide popularity with colleagues in the coaching profession. What we mean is that there is self talk, chatter in our heads, that says we are only deserving of a...
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    September 13, 2016 · digital,Citizenship,Ontological
    What is digital citizenship? In the real world, friends and families meet, each attached to a screen or device making the distinction redundant. Our online world is part of our real world today.  to be a Digital Citizen meansThe real world and online are distinctions that become invisibleA...
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    September 13, 2016 · Change,CSE,Feminism
    Sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation are at the extreme end of the spectrum of issues that continue to shame us as societies, communities and as individuals. Many of you reading that sentence will agree with me, right up to the last word, why would James pick on me as an individual?...
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    September 5, 2016 · Leadership,Change,Progress
    It's the beginning of the work day, a Monday... the joy and freedom of the weekend spent with friends and family vivid in our consciousness, no doubt dulled a little by the commute experience, but nonetheless, here we are sitting down at our desk or still on the train, opening our inbox. Have...
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    I recently spoke at ATLANTEC '16 in Dublin on the issues faced by Women in Technology, the imperatives of dealing with our own bias, and the reasons it is important to address these issues, right now. I Am Biased Blind The number one problem here is blindness, we are blind to the bias we...
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    June 29, 2016 · Leadership,hiring,Feedback
    It’s that time of year for many of us, when staff reviews are due. If like me, you are snowed under with requests for feedback on peers, colleagues, staff and bosses, here are some tips on how to give really great feedback (and the process be as painless as possible for you!). Remember this: It...
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