Shame on Disney for Smashing the Glass Slipper

Shame on Disney for Smashing the Glass Slipper

I took my granddaughter (7), to the cinema over the weekend. It was a rare and pleasant opportunity for the two of us to spend some quality time together. We chose a film, Hotel Transylvania 3, purchased the tickets and our popcorn, and made our way to the cinema screen. We were comfortably seated as the lights dimmed and trailers commenced for the exciting a preview of films to come. This part for me is almost as exciting as a film.  It provides an opportunity to see what new films are coming out, and often it's during these film trailers that we make plans for future cinema visits. (more…)...
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The Jungle A-Z Motivation Guide

The Jungle A-Z Motivation Guide

  Well we have had a great summer weather wise and whether you went abroad or had a staycation we all know that we have had our last Bank Holiday now until Christmas.  Soon British Summer time will be ending and already the days now seem a lot shorter, but sadly the workload remains the same. For some people the thought of dark mornings of the winter months means that it even harder to drag themselves to work in the morning even if that is just across the corridor to your home office.  If this is you............. then you need to get some motivation back! To help you spring out of bed in the morning and get you inspired, take a look at the first part of our A-Z of Motivation: Aim High – Try your best in all that you do. (more…)...
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Is your Manager Confident or Cowardly?

Is your Manager Confident or Cowardly?

It’s been bandied around professional publications for some time now that many organisations are scrapping the appraisal scheme. Whilst this may be great news for some, it still presents many questions.  What are they going to be replaced with?  How will learning needs be agreed and identified?  If pay is linked with performance, how will this be decided?  But of equal importance, how will people know how their performance is perceived by others? (more…)...
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How Leadership Teams can Obstruct Business Transformation

How Leadership Teams can Obstruct Business Transformation

I often work with leadership teams helping them with their business transformation. When I do, I am reminded of the Govindarajan and Trimble ‘Three Box Solution’ which is still a very relevant tool kit for an age old problem. Innovation guru Vijay Govindarajan explains the problem in his 2016 book - How do you meet the performance requirements of the existing business—one that is still thriving—while dramatically reinventing it? Key Leadership Tasks for Business Transformation He suggests three things that a forward thinking CEO or key leadership team must do: (more…)...
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Lessons from Choosing a Superpower

Lessons from Choosing a Superpower

“Mum, which superhero would you like to be?” was a question my son regularly asked me during the holidays when he was younger.    Playing along, I stepped into his superhero world and we debated for a while which superhero characters were better and why. Superwoman, or Wonderwoman were immediate favourites of mine, whereas my son often went to great lengths to tell me why he had chosen characters like Superman or Spiderman. But what does this Superhero debate have to do with leadership and Executive Development I might hear you ask…? (more…)...
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Will you be Working on Holiday?

Will you be Working on Holiday?

With August underway many employees in the UK are now heading off for their summer vacation. However, whilst holidays are meant to be for relaxing, recuperating, spending time with family, friends, or taking time to focus on hobbies, for some it is just so difficult to switch off from the workplace. HR Magazine have published a report on a 2,000 strong study which was recently undertaken by Glassdoor that found just half of employees will not be relaxing properly this summer and expected to be ‘reachable’ whilst on holiday. (more…)...
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