LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

We all live busy lives therefore we often forget to show appreciation for our staff, praise them for their efforts and thank them for turning up as the best versions of themselves. Not valuing your staff can lead to issues of demotivation and stress. Mental health problems are common and lead to 70 million work days being lost each year in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. (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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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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Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Do you really know the reason why people leave your organisation?   Understanding the choices that people make, the opportunities they seek and the reasons why they no longer want to work for you are invaluable in reducing turnover. Some organisations however shy away from this golden opportunity to seek feedback.   Exit interviews are often tick box exercises, conducted by individuals who fail to recognise the important of drilling down and establishing the real reason why people leave. (more…)...
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A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Leanne Spencer of Bodyshot Performance about how wellbeing is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for companies wanting to recruit and retain staff. These were some of the things we discussed: Why Wellness at Work is Essential Wellness is no longer a buzzword, it is an essential ingredient for any organisation to operate effectively. Business owners and executives need to ensure employees are able to come to work, fit and healthy and have the right environment in which to thrive. (more…)...
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GROWing People and Performance with Executive Coaching

GROWing People and Performance with Executive Coaching

Having someone to support and challenge you or your business can be just what is needed to get you to the next level.   However, in the absence of having an Executive Coach I wanted to share with you one of my favourite and most transferable coaching tools and that’s the GROW model.   It can be used during one to one meetings, team sessions to explore alternatives and get buy in, and it can even be used to think through business challenges. (more…)...
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