Speak First Blog | Leadership & Management

26 March 2020

Leadership in uncertain times: Finding your way through ambiguity

The visceral sound of a Formula 1 engine sets pulses racing, energising and engulfing the senses as a race gets under way and throughout the various challenges bend by bend vying for positions ...

12 March 2020

Why does creativity matter?

Many of us relate creativity to artistic endeavours or even as a way to relax. But how does creativity relate to our work or even corporate working life?

7 November 2019

Supporting employees through change

With economics constantly changing in today’s business world, organisations scramble to sustain, often leaving stressed employees in their wake. “Change is inevitable in organisations, and when it ...

8 August 2019

5 tips for managing communication to lead successful change

“The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.” – Bob Iger, Disney CEO.

1 September 2017

Delegating - how can you do it effectively?

 As the calm of the summer break becomes a distant memory, I’ve already started to find myself going ‘I wish I had someone else who could pick up some of this work’.

23 August 2017

5 hot tips to get your team working together

August is a time of year where, for most of the world, things shut down and people take a well-earned break. Offices are usually half-empty with staff away on holidays.

2 June 2017

Six Steps to Inspiring and Motivating others

There have been a lot of international political leadership campaigns recently, with a huge list of new presidents and premiers worldwide in the first six months of 2017. What is meant by ...

24 May 2017

10 Tips for giving praise and developmental feedback

Feedback is great, right? Companies all strive to achieve a ‘feedback culture’ that allows an open conversation between employees, where they can highlight things the other person can do to develop.

21 April 2017

Developing emotional resilience

In the northern hemisphere, people I speak to are starting to count down to the summer break and the holidays they have planned.