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Posts by Suzi McAlpine

Beware the ‘Boss Shadow Effect’

Shadow of a person on the grass

Loads of leaders have a blind spot when it comes to underestimating the shadow they cast.  I call it the Boss Shadow Effect. Many of us assume our teams are open and honest with us. About what they’re really thinking about our latest idea, how we ran that Monday morning meeting or what they think…

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Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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Could Not ‘Managing Up’ Be Cramping Your Career?

Is not managing up cramping your style

There’s a whole lot of noise about how to lead your direct reports. And this is a good thing. The world would be a better place if bosses bossed better.  But there’s one area of leadership that’s often overlooked.  How to manage up successfully. What do I mean by ‘managing up’?  ‘Managing up’ means consciously…

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Sustainability leadership is different from other types of leadership

This week, I am excited to share a guest post from the wonderful David Key. David runs Ecoself, where he works with businesses, organisations and individuals to create deep and enduring organisational and social change towards a sustainable future. We are used to tackling simple, well-understood, and expected problems; but what happens when our world’s…

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