As President and founder of the Centre for Enabling Leadership personal development has been one of my main areas of interest and I have developed a range of short 3 hour to three day learning events that include “People Skills” and “Personal Branding”. I have also developed a suite of on-line behavioural questionnaires with the Centell team. The questionnaires act as a sound vehicle for individuals to diagnose their strengths as well as highlight areas that may need development. The insights that emerge have provided a powerful motivator for change and the results have been quite spectacular in many instances. I have often been described as an effective facilitator where ‘difficult’ issues and people need to be confronted in a positive manner that is designed to produce a constructive outcome.
I am a Chartered Engineer, have an MBA in which I majored in group behaviour and I am a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I have been actively engaged in the international scene as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at conferences around the world. This has provided me with the opportunity to publish several books and many articles with ‘Enabling Leadership’ being my benchmark book. Current assignments involve me in creating new ways to assist organisations and individuals to cope with the pace of change in which there is a urgent need to involve women in top management roles in organisations. I am also actively involved in designing a process to identify a person’s learning preferences as a means of assisting them to more effectively develop their capabilities.
Most of us dream of a better future, however, many of us appear to be locked into a sense of having limited choices about what we can actually achieve. This book is very much about showing that there are choices that we can take that could lead us to Live Our Dream. The book contains many ideas on how to break out of our current thinking to see the the opportunities that actually exist.
Because we are all different there is always the likelihood that we can create difficulties and disagreements with others. My book draws from 30 years of working with people who have had difficulties with their managers, supervisors, or colleagues. I suggest a number of options to consider starting with being clear on the behaviour that appears to be causing the difficulties.