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.

DECIDING WHICH LEADER TO FOLLOW

A recent YouGov poll of 1,729 voters, published in The Independent, revealed current Prime Minister David Cameron to be the ‘most liked leader’, regardless of whether people agreed with his political standpoint. But is being ‘likeable’ enough?

HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR LEADERS

Doing well these days, even just coping, is increasingly about our ability to deal positively with constant change, uncertainty and pressure. And with today’s volatile, complex and ambiguous world looking like it’s here to stay, it’s essential to equip tomorrow’s business leaders with the capability to deliver within it.

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.

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.

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…