Promotion & organisational performance is about more than getting the job done

If you have promoted people in your team, what has influenced your decision? Can you honestly say it was 100% down to their technical ability and knowledge? (Not that it should be). The reality is that these sorts of skills will only get you so far. Despite the focus being on knowledge and grades throughout school and university, to reach more [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:25+00:00June 18th, 2018|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

What to do if your team is fatigued

A fatigued, distracted and demotivated team can have an impact on much more than just work culture and internal dynamics. Poor mental wellbeing within a work environment also affects the bottom line with a cost of £34.9 billion to the UK economy from the consequences of fatigue or boredom, such as absenteeism. In many company cultures this issue is getting worse [...]

By |2018-08-29T13:24:23+00:00June 14th, 2018|Leadership, Personal|0 Comments

A simple way to consider who makes which decisions at work

You may have read my recent article about delegating and the benefits of doing so, for the person who you are delegating to. If you didn’t, you can read it here. I wanted to build on this, using an idea featured in Susan Scott’s book ‘Fierce Conversations’ which you will have heard me mention before. I believe the theory I outline [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:25+00:00June 12th, 2018|Career Success|0 Comments

Do you struggle to delegate?

One of my current clients came to me with several challenges, mainly around how she could step up to the next level and achieve a promotion for which she is in the running. Fundamentally, she felt she lacked knowledge and confidence regarding most of the aspects that she had seen me write about. As with many of my clients, they often [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:26+00:00June 4th, 2018|Career Progression|0 Comments

Repositioning ‘schmoozing’.

I was speaking to a friend recently who is a Director of a major property company, she was referring to a colleague who was feeling anxious that she felt she needed to 'schmooze’ more senior people to progress in her career. This is a common complaint that I hear and something that many people find challenging, both in terms of time and [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:26+00:00May 21st, 2018|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

Is your mirror well polished?

How would you rate yourself in terms of self-awareness? Self-awareness is about understanding what makes us tick including our strengths, weaknesses, drivers, emotions and beliefs. It's impossible to be self-aware 100% of the time in everything we do but having a high level is important for success at work. There are 2 main reasons: It is a key part of being [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:26+00:00May 17th, 2018|People Development|0 Comments

Why it matters how you show up!

You may have heard a lot of talk about unconscious bias lately. Essentially this is a term that refers to all our unconscious associations between characteristics, people and things! Links we don't consciously make and which may go unrecognised unless we consider them carefully. The debate about the danger of them is for another time. It is unconscious bias that is [...]

By |2018-08-20T10:10:43+00:00May 17th, 2018|People Development|0 Comments

Are there any foxes in your workplace?

What do you think of when you think of a fox? The words sly, cunning, resourceful might come to mind, amongst others. The reality is most workplaces will have some people that behave in this way at work. There might be others who are more like sheep, mules or owls, I’ll leave you to think about what those might mean. It’s [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:26+00:00May 14th, 2018|Office Politics|0 Comments

What is ‘office politics’?

What is office politics? This question can have a range of answers which all often come with a sigh and a resigned look. The fact is politics happens in most organisations, that’s because there are people working in organisations who have different motivations, perceptions, values and resulting behaviours. The problem comes when ‘office politics’ is so negative that it stands in [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:26+00:00May 8th, 2018|Office Politics|0 Comments
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