Bill & Sidney

Bill & Sidney

This week’s we need you to focus on the first 8 minutes of this podcast during which I introduce you to “Bill” and “Sidney”. We’ll return to this podcast next week when we meet “Mary”. Reflections: Whenever I run a Lead...
Dealing with a bad manager

Dealing with a bad manager

One of the problems with being in the early stages of your conservation career is that very often you are not the one leading the team. You might be volunteering, or perhaps you’re in one of your first paid roles. What do you do if you encounter a bad leader – perhaps...
People watching

People watching

The conservation sector has its workplace issues just like any other. We’ve all been on the receiving end of behaviour characteristic of Bill, Sidney or somewhere in-between. We may have even exerted some of this behaviour ourselves. Even the most well-meaning of...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

Have you ever worked for a Bill or a Sidney?  If you have, base your reflection on personal experience.  If not (and you are lucky) imagine you have. What was it like to work for Bill?  And Sidney? What kind of damage do you think Bill and Sidney might do in an...