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How Delegation Helps Your Team… and You

The shift from doing to leading is notoriously hard for all executives. Distributing tasks, relinquishing control and putting your trust in your team are all skills you can learn and practice. When I was a project and program manager, I found delegation to be one of the most valuable tools in my toolbox, but it is one that I often see being misused and usually for the same reason. […]

By |2022-07-21T05:15:52-05:00July 20th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

Tech and the talent gap: no time to waste

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder big tech made many promises and pledges around diversity, equity and inclusion. Two years later, there’s little evidence of action or the level of sustainable change that we need to see.  According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 83% of tech executives are white. Business Insider’s research tracking progress in representation in the tech industry post George Floyd found that only 5% of the tech workforce, 3% of executives, and 1% of [...]

By |2022-07-08T03:37:17-05:00July 3rd, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

Have you got a culture people want to be part of?

Life is a contradiction. We are awash with good intentions, performative actions, anger, and apathy. We’ve never had it so good; or so bad. Everything is changing faster than ever yet progress is also extremely slow. Technology is going to make us work smarter not harder; things have never been so complicated.  Which is true? All of it and also none of it! For this week’s blog I’m taking a look at some of the recent research that points to [...]

By |2022-06-23T02:23:01-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

3 Coaching Questions — and How I Answer Them

When I’m coaching and mentoring my clients — whether as part of a larger corporate effort or individual engagements, there are a few questions that come up time and again. I thought it would be useful to go over the three most common scenarios and share my tried and trusted strategies.  #1 I really want to make a big change, how do I know if it’s the right move?  When I hear that someone is looking to make big changes, [...]

By |2022-05-26T02:32:59-05:00May 26th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

How (And Why) To Make Measured Moves

By now we are familiar with the ‘Great Resignation’ as thousands of people embark on a COVID-induced career rethink.  Gallup reported late last year that nearly half of U.S. workers are watching or hunting for job opportunities, while 35% of all U.S. workers have changed careers in the past three years. […]

By |2022-05-12T04:57:48-05:00May 12th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

The biggest change I’ve seen in 16 years – and what still needs need to change

When I started out in my career in oil and gas I was the only female on my team.  There were NO female leaders or managers and barely any female colleagues across the whole organization and very few in the industry itself. In the 11 years I was with my first employer, I never reported to a woman. As I look back on my 16 years since setting up 2Hill Consulting, I can see there has been some… slow… progress. [...]

By |2022-04-27T23:04:22-05:00April 27th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

16 Things I’ve Learned From 16 Years of 2Hill Consulting

I'm so thrilled to be marking the milestone of 16 years of 2Hill Consulting, especially considering only 44% of businesses survive their first five years! Starting a business, a new job, leading a new team, launching a new product or service – these are daunting yet exciting steps in our professional lives and often we don't pause to reflect on how we grow and change  over our career. So here's my 16 things I have learned from 16 years of [...]

By |2022-04-13T20:52:26-05:00April 13th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

I stepped out on faith — you can too

Where does change happen? It feels like change is all around us, an external force buffeting us around like a leaf on the wind.  Real change, however, is internal. It happens within us and we have the power to control it, even when it feels like we control nothing else. Often, significant change starts with an inkling that we can do ‘more’ in our roles and responsibilities.  It’s OK to admit you want more out of  your career, your role, [...]

By |2022-03-29T22:22:32-05:00March 29th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

What’s stopping you from achieving your goals?

Why do we fail? There’s research to say only 8% of people who set New Year’s goals actually achieve them. A recent online program I completed started off by telling students that only 30% of participants would complete the studies. A PwC study of over 10,640 projects found that only a very small proportion of companies – 2.5% – completed 100% of their projects successfully.  […]

By |2022-03-17T03:40:00-05:00March 17th, 2022|Leading|0 Comments

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