Category: Leadership

  • Managing IC’s at a similar level to yourself

    Managing IC’s at a similar level to yourself

    Having been a manager of people for many years now, I often get asked questions to help and support other managers in their roles. There are a few companies now who have duel track frameworks, one track for management and another track for individual contributors. The duel track framework can be a learning curve for…

  • Managers and leaders

    I want to share my thoughts on managers and leaders who can’t or won’t manage and or lead. I’ll explain the effect this can have on people, teams and organisations. TLDR; Managers and leaders who are unable to manage or lead (for lots of reasons) can break delivery, momentum and morale and therefore render people,…

  • Good product development process

    These days I spend my time fulfilling my role as Head of Interaction Design within DWP Digital. Specifically making sure things are joined up and consistent across services. There’s a lot going on*. The approach to consistency We follow an agile method of working. By that I’m describing the real agile, the being agile *not*…

  • Creating a mentor programme

    The back story Throughout my career I’ve advertently or in-advertantly acted as a mentor for someone. That’s 13 years of caring and nurturing many different personalities. In the last two years I have broken through my impostor syndrome. I finally had room to accept that I had a mentor, even if they didn’t know it.…

  • Complaining is nothing without action

    Complaining is nothing without action. If you’re passionate enough to complain, then you have an equal amount of passion to lean in, engage and make something better. Your greatest supporters WILL NOT be the ones helping you to complain or the ones listening to you complain. Your greatest supporters WILL be those helping to channel…