Andrea Goodridge         Ad Florem

27 Flips | 1 Magazine | 96 Likes | 49 Following | 27 Followers | @AndreaGoodridge | I am the founder of Ad Florem, a leadership development consultancy that challenges leaders to challenge themselves. 

If you’re doubting yourself, it’s time to replace affirmations with facts

I’ve been working with a leader recently who is going through the recruitment process. He has completed his application form and has been invited to …

Employment

Do your meetings have a purpose?

I’ve recently been working with a group of leaders who shared their frustration on having very little time available to do any work. Having spent …

Time Management

If you’re not listening, your meetings are a waste of everyone’s time

Every evening, my mum phones me at 6pm to have a quick chat. This started back in the days when it was cheaper to phone after this time and because …

Social Media

Stop watching the clock and look at your strengths instead

Do you find yourself watching the clock towards the end of the day? If you’re feeling bored and disengaged, it’s time to shift your focus to what you …

City Politics

Is it time to regain your focus by clearing ‘parked’ tasks?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by an ever-increasing workload, it may be time to regain your focus by clearing your backlog of tasks. Many of the …

Time Management

Gratitude increases engagement, but only if you’re doing it right

It’s well-known that displaying gratitude for your team members’ hard work is a powerful way to increase engagement, but there’s a lot more to …

If you keep hearing ‘no’, try a different approach

When negotiating or entering discussions in the workplace, it’s easy to talk about what energises and excites you rather than trying to frame the …

When a team member’s not performing, have you asked what’s getting in the way?

Recently, I’ve been working with a senior leader who was slowly losing patience with a team member. My client noticed the team member was struggling …

A simple reflective practice for busy leaders

With the high pressures of modern leadership, it’s easy to believe there’s no time to reflect on your practice, even though great leaders know it …

A team with a purpose is a great team

I’ve been working with a senior leadership team recently who were all heading off in different directions. They were all very competent individuals, …

How knowing your values will change how you work

I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with clients who want to learn more about themselves. In particular, I recently met with a client who had lost …

Do you need more time to connect with your team?

As a busy leader, do you miss out on opportunities to connect with your team?<p>With little time available, it’s easy to reduce your contact to brief …

Faceted Classification

20 Questions all Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Over the last few months, I’ve been asking leaders to complete an anonymous questionnaire so I could get a better understanding of the types of …

When facing difficult behaviour, will you react or respond?

How do you feel when you hear negative feedback about your behaviour, especially when the complaint comes from the person you feel is at fault?<p>As a …

When your meetings aren’t working, you need to change what you see

We’ve all been to meetings where everyone sits around the table, staring at their papers, just waiting to get things over with and get out of the …

Leadership