Lessons from Leaders – Steve Wood

In this episode of Lessons from Leaders I chat with Steve Wood, Group Operations Director for Butcher’s Pet Care. Steve’s career spans 27 years and he has held a number of senior management positions. He has delivered a major company turnaround and...

5 ways for managers to get good at delegating to their team

This week’s question is all about delegating: ‘I’m a manager with a team and I know I should be delegating more, but I’m not all that sure how to do that. Any tips would be useful.’ If you’re a manager and have ever said the...

Making Friends with Fear

If you’ve ever not pushed yourself out of your comfort zone because of fear, check out this podcast. Here I chat to Chris Sutton on the podcast Mental Conversations, about my own experience with fear, and what I did in an attempt to make friends with it, so I...

7 ways to be more strategic in your role

This week I’m answering this question: “I feel like I really need to start being more strategic in my role, however, to be honest I’m unsure how to start, or how to fit it in to an already busy day. Any ideas?’ Great question. Being strategic...

How to know what questions to ask in a one to one with your team

This week I’m answering a question about one to one’s. “I’m a big advocate of having 1-1’s with my team, but sometimes they can get really samey, and I find myself either asking the same questions, or just going through their to-do list...

How do I get some much needed headspace?

This week I’m answering the question: How do I get some much needed headspace?” This is so common, especially when we get used to just spending our day in reactive mode – and when you’re in that mode it can feel tricky to know how to get out...

7 things you should NOT be doing if you want to get more out of your day

One of the things that I get asked about all the time is: ‘Barbara, how do I get more done in the day’ If this is you, and you’re working your socks off but still not getting the results (or the satisfaction) of getting what you need done, here are 7 things that you...

The 3 missing pieces that are stopping your success

This week I started running again. I say again, because I’ve had an on/off relationship with running for many years. Every year I decide I’m going to run, and every year I start with the best intentions, and every year I stop! Here’s the process that...

How to stop FEAR from getting in your way

Fear! We’ve all felt it at some point in our lives…whether you’re afraid of spiders, snakes or heights, we can probably all identify with the feeling of our heart pumping faster, our palms getting sweaty, and maybe even physically shaking a little and just how...

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