Leadership

Setback is simply a step (unexpected!) in the process
Anthony Kasozi
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Setback is simply a step (unexpected!) in the process

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It can be deeply upsetting when things that I am expecting to go smoothly do not go to plan. I am surrounded with competent colleagues and work with capable clients; so when setbacks occur, particularly ones which I feel I should have anticipated and avoided, my reactions range from mild irritation, through disappointment and annoyance, to exasperated self-criticism. It is most galling when the setbacks are serious and arise from the most avoidable errors. Attention to the essential Strangely the more competent and proficient I have become in my job, the more... Read more

Episodes Colliding - Opening New Moments of Grace?
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Episodes Colliding - Opening New Moments of Grace?

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We have episodes in life. Each one brings its joys or challenges, its strains and stresses. Occasionally an episode we recognise as coming from our pasts returns and brings nothing. Or at least what appears to us in that moment as being insignificant. We experience it. Then it just passes by - as if in orbit around us. It is soon gone - perhaps to return another day. Sometimes, though, old and new episodes meet and collide. Violently, with one unprotected occurrence barging into another that we had hoped to keep separate. It is a snippet of the past smashing... Read more

Talking of coaching and working with leaders living through change, transition, crisis and transformation
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Talking of coaching and working with leaders living through change, transition, crisis and transformation

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Recently I was asked by Liz Hall to talk briefly to an audience of coaches, managers and leaders on the occasion of the launch of Liz’s latest book “Coaching in times of crisis and transformation”. I was pleased to have been invited to contribute to the book. On reading the contributions that others, similarly invited had made, I felt privileged to be there to speak. I found myself starting by thanking Liz for inviting us into this collaboration. Having read the book I was thankful that she had taken the trouble to convene such a complementary set... Read more

What valuable questions are you sitting with?
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What valuable questions are you sitting with?

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At a recent gathering of lawyers and community leaders I asked the members of the group: What questions are you sitting with? The question caused some puzzlement and in one or two cases evident discomfort. If you have stopped to ask yourself this same question you may be having the same reaction. Bear with me and read on! We are mostly taught in school that questions have answers. If we study harder, read wider, do our homework, and explore more widely we will find the right answer. Job done; now we know. We discover in our teenage years that unfortunately some... Read more

Thrills, Stuff & Living the Mundane
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Thrills, Stuff & Living the Mundane

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I am privileged to be doing the work I do - engaging and working with the clients and colleagues I have. It would be a great shame to wake up and find that this is just a dream. Being an inquiring person I check by pinching myself regularly! That said, I am also challenged by what appears to me as clutter in my professional and personal life: redundant and unhelpful “stuff” that I do not value or use but appear unable to give back or discard. Consequently in between the joy and the gratitude for the work and life I am belssed with, there... Read more

The Leadership Shadow – What it is and Why it Matters
Anthony Kasozi
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The Leadership Shadow – What it is and Why it Matters

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The Leadership Shadow:  Becoming a leader and taking up leadership inevitably involves a ‘rift’ between the leader and team, between the leader’s way and other peoples' ways of moving forward, and between the leader’s own leadership persona and his or her shadow. As leaders step forward and take initiative they step into the limelight, shining their own light and guiding the organisation. In doing so they cannot help but split off and obscure other less appealing areas of themselves and what they are doing. These aspects become... Read more

Stuck in the Matrix?
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Stuck in the Matrix?

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In the famous cyberpunk film “The Matrix” played by Keanu Reeves the protagonist finds himself in the midst of an adventure that is partially self-created and partially imposed. In the ensuing quest to find out what is real and to make progress, he is challenged to embark on a journey of simultaneous creation and discovery. A key focus of his attention is discovering who he is and how he fits into where he is particularly at. But even in the midst of confronting his predicament and seeking answers he becomes aware that the perplexing reality he is in, is one... Read more

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