Why you should speak up in meetings and what might be holding you back

Do you find it easy to speak up in meetings and share your viewpoint? Are you happy that your team all feel confident to do so, when appropriate? Having the confidence to speak up in meetings is essential, particularly with increased seniority and if you want to progress your career. However, frequently even fairly senior people say they struggle or that they [...]

By |2018-09-15T07:37:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Why you should speak up in meetings and what might be holding you back

How to give a strong and professional presentation in the workplace

A great workplace presentation can help you to stand out as an employee to watch. Although many people dread giving presentations – or public speaking of any kind – with the right focus and preparation a presentation can be both enjoyable and successful. Focus on your audience What often makes us nervous is when we think only about our own experience [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:36:24+00:00September 6th, 2018|Personal impact, Presenting|Comments Off on How to give a strong and professional presentation in the workplace

Make your team an asset, not a burden

Frequently, I hear from my clients how busy they are, how they have so many demands on their time at work (and often at home too), how much pressure they are under and that they also have to run a team too. It’s very interesting how often this is tagged on the end, the team as an extra responsibility and a [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:14:41+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Make your team an asset, not a burden

6 key management skills that new managers need for effective leadership

A great manager understands how to get the best from employees in any situation and provides a communication channel between the workforce and senior management. Effective leadership requires the same key skills whether you’re working in shipping or retail – and, as most leaders are made not born, it’s possible for anyone to acquire the skills required to lead well. Key [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:14:42+00:00August 30th, 2018|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on 6 key management skills that new managers need for effective leadership

You need to get specific

I have many clients come to me as they are stuck; they feel their career progression has halted. Typically, they are people that have achieved a lot in their career to date and are in a good role but they are now struggling to grapple with why they aren't still moving forwards. As you can imagine, this situation is often, although [...]

By |2019-05-24T06:12:20+00:00August 27th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on You need to get specific

How to grow effective leaders without wearing them out

Today, the business world is an uncertain place to be and employers urgently need to nurture the next generation of managers to effectively lead enterprises forward.  Strong leadership can help an organisation to weather the toughest of times and inspire and engage a workforce. Often, the most effective leadership comes from employees who have been “grown” within the business. These are [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:14:42+00:00July 26th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on How to grow effective leaders without wearing them out

How is the ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’ holding you back at work?

How susceptible are you to taking in what others tell you at work about situations or others you work with, whether they be clients, prospective clients, colleagues or other contacts? You see it is very human to take on the view of others and indeed this can sometimes be very helpful information to have. However, all information that could be subjective [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:25+00:00July 16th, 2018|Office politics|Comments Off on How is the ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’ holding you back at work?

Can a dress code enhance your team’s performance?

There are many factors that may affect employee performance, from the environmental to the motivational. One of the most easily overlooked – but often most significant – is how the way that we dress has an impact on how we feel, and consequently how we perform. Most of us have had that one experience where we have been in the wrong [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:27:14+00:00July 12th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Can a dress code enhance your team’s performance?

Personal impact whatever the situation (and weather!)

When I first started my business in 2011, it was almost entirely focused on working with individuals and groups on personal impact. What I do today is a lot broader than that; however personal impact is foundational to most of the work I do because personal impact whatever the situation matters at work. You may question why that is, the [...]

By |2019-08-16T06:38:24+00:00July 9th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal impact whatever the situation (and weather!)

Small changes make a big difference

I am currently working with a client who is only working with me, due to feedback from his boss; in fact it has been made clear he needs to work on his presence to progress in his company. This is always a more challenging proposition for me, as the person has not come to their own conclusion that they have elements [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:25+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Small changes make a big difference