Author: Jayne Ruff

LEADERSHIP DURING LOCKDOWN: WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM LEADERS ABOUT CHANGE, AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TODAY

On a weekly basis over the last three months, I have been in the privileged position of hosting leaders from a wide range of industry sectors at Changing Point’s Change Leadership virtual seminars.

GIVE IMPOSTER SYNDROME A GOOD TALKING TO IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Given the unprecedented amount of change we are all experiencing at an individual and organisational level, it feels like a really important time to review the different strategies we can use to address fraudulent feelings if they (quite understandably) arise.

GETTING TO KNOW MY WORKING MUM SELF

Today I returned to work after eight months of maternity leave. As I logged onto my laptop and worked my way through the latest e-mails and IT updates, in many ways not much had changed over the course of half a year. At the same time, everything felt a little bit different.

HOW TO TACKLE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

THE POWER OF PERSONALITY IN LEADERSHIP

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE DISRUPTION & LEADING FROM THE FRONT

Mentoring opportunities are all around us.

One of our most natural human cognitions is to learn from others. This is known in the psychology literature as Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1972). We’ve all experienced learning through observing another person’s actions, or by acting on their advice. We might be less aware of the people who are currently learning from us right now!

HOW TO BUILD HIGH-IMPACT MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS

Mentoring opportunities are all around us.

One of our most natural human cognitions is to learn from others. This is known in the psychology literature as Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1972). We’ve all experienced learning through observing another person’s actions, or by acting on their advice. We might be less aware of the people who are currently learning from us right now!

WOMEN WITH POWER – MORE THAN LUCK

At the beginning of this year, I attended a fascinating panel discussion at the annual Division of Occupational Psychology conference titled ‘Women with Power’. I’ve been reflecting on the outputs from this discussion at a professional and a personal level since. And here’s why…

WHAT KIND OF ROLE MODEL ARE YOU?

We are all role models in some capacity – at work, at home, to our friends and to our children. But we might not realise it yet.

Being seen as a ‘role model’ can be a rather daunting prospect. It evokes expectations of perfection and the need to be constantly on top form. This might seem like a fake reality, or even an arrogant way for us to present ourselves to the world.

IT’S NOT ME; IT’S YOU. OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO COLLABORATIVE CULTURE.

It’s 8.25am. The train that I’m travelling on has almost reached its final destination, but has halted just outside the station. It’s looking likely that we’ll miss our scheduled arrival time by a few minutes.