Julie's Blogs

Missed out on promotion? Making the right next steps

Missing out on a promotion is always a disappointment. In the wake of such a disappointment, how do you respond, and how does that serve you? Perhaps it knocks you back and you retreat, tail between your legs, telling yourself that it just wasn’t the right time or role, or you just don’t have what it takes. Perhaps you get busy, in the belief that

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How to take advantage of video conferencing to develop your executive presence

In the last twelve months we’ve all become used to working through video conferencing platforms. While this has no doubt presented challenges – communication tactics that work well among colleagues in a conference room may not translate seamlessly to squares on a computer screen – here I talk about how you can take advantage of this medium to improve your executive presence.  Be aware of

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Stepping up to leadership: riding the bumps

Moving into a new senior leadership role is a really exciting transition; there will be fresh challenges and opportunities to extend your sphere of influence. You have accumulated expertise and experience as a middle manager and there will be plenty you can bring with you to build on. However, no matter how much experience, training or leadership development you have had, the transition to senior

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Leadership is not a waiting game

I was reminded recently of some of the emotions that indicate you need to take the lead. One of my clients, Matt, was frustrated with his work situation. He was a key senior person in the team, a top deliverer and had invested a lot in his own personal development. He couldn’t see how he could make the next step in the business and was

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