helping you master customer insight leadership

Show your emotions, why it helps you lead better

Should you show your emotions more or less, in your leadership? I’m delighted to welcome back guest blogger Kevin Watson, to share his thoughts on this topic. My own experience is mixed. I have been in corporate settings where leaders were encouraged to ‘bring their whole self to work‘, openly sharing their emotions with each other. In that case it proved to be a recipe for hurt; for those foolhardy enough to.. Read More

Do you have coaching advice to guide your approach?

Business travel has been the theme of this week (so podcasts have been used of course). Enjoying sunny days in Cardiff, London & Edinburgh. So, I’m returning to sharing other useful online content. With our current monthly focus on leadership development, through coaching & mentoring, I’ve been searching cyber space for coaching advice worth sharing. I kept in mind common questions or objections I’ve heard; whenever I raise the topic of leadership.. Read More

6 leadership styles and why you need behavioural flexibility

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As we continue our month focussed on leadership development, including coaching & mentoring, it’s great to welcome another coach as a guest blogger. Kevin Watson is director & lead coach at myown-coach.co.uk and benefits from a broad experience of coaching leaders across industries. In this post, he shares the importance of being flexible in your leadership style. My own experience, both as a customer insight leader & when coaching leaders, confirms.. Read More

Do you listen to podcasts to hone your skills?

Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a business podcast. A positive experience & I’ve shared the resulting interview below. This also reminded me of the power of podcasts & how little we’ve referenced them here. So, to make up for that gap, this post is dedicated to sharing audio content. Whilst attending a co-coaching forum this week (where coaches share ideas & support each other), it also.. Read More

Could you become more self-aware as a leader from coaching?

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It’s been a busy week of client work (which is great!), but that has meant less time for this blog. So, to make up the second blog post this week, here are some resources on coaching or mentoring that I’ve found interesting. To help you stay more self aware. These caught my eye because they focus on topics which I find coaching clients often raise. Despite the range of technical.. Read More

Are you strengthening by using Coaching or Mentoring?

As our Olympians continue their efforts to move up that medal table, it’s time for another poll here. This time focussed on understanding how you are using coaching or mentoring. Please answer the quick survey below, to help us all see the current state of using these roles to help develop leaders. It will be fascinating to see how today’s customer insight leaders have embraced use of coaches or mentors (or.. Read More