Loneliness is endemic to being human. Loneliness lies under the turbulent surface of our chatty life, to the point of desperation. It took me a while, but I eventually realised that loneliness has been a familiar feeling much of my life. I arrived knowing very few people in most of my moves – to university, […]
When you’re in a new role you can feel like a fraud. You can doubt whether anything you say can make a difference, especially if you feel your ‘stretch promotion’ means someone has secret doubts about you. Perhaps you’re creating a new role the organisation has never had before and you feel you have a lot […]
Jane’s new role as Chief Marketing Officer in her organisation was a ‘stretch promotion’ to the Senior Leadership Team, the top group of the business that made all the key strategic decisions.
When you’re new you know nothing? Right? And if you know nothing it must be because you’re stupid, right? Well, no, of course, you can’t be expected to know everything, logically. But not all teams are kind to new members and they can find all sorts of ways to play on your natural ignorance. But it […]