Over the past 20 years my research and practice has focused on the way we interact with one another in workplace settings.
At a time when leaders are increasingly trying to drive innovation and engagement, our work-life can lure us into excessive busyness, stress, unhealthy competitiveness and narrow rather than broad perspectives. We end up in transactional relationships where the possibilities for dialogue with our colleagues are stifled.
Without dialogue, we extinguish ideas, we cover up wrongdoing, the quality of our decision-making deteriorates and our engagement plummets.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to alter the nature of our conversations to be more collaborative, fulfilling and creative.
It is not easy! It may involve changing habits which we have developed over many years and which the organisational systems we find ourselves part of will continue to tempt us back into. But it can be done.
This is the territory of my practice and research.
This website seeks to introduce you to my work – I hope you find it thought-provoking. If it speaks to your interests and needs, please do get in touch – I would love to hear from you.
What you say or don’t say in a conversation can have life-defining consequences on ourselves and those around us. Speak Up helps you to navigate power differences so you can speak up with confidence and enable others to find their voice in a way that will be heard.
“A powerful book on an important topic. Speak Up helps us understand the subtle elements that contribute to our holding back valuable ideas and observations. Their TRUTH framework – which is as practical as it is rigorous – identifies essential elements to help individuals find their voice. “ Amy Edmondson, Professor, Harvard Business School, Author, The Fearless Organization (Wiley, 2019)