The 7 stages of writing a personal leadership development plan

Great leaders are made, not born, and there is no single formula for what progress towards leadership really looks like. While this means that anyone can become a great leader, it also requires some planning. Whether you’re starting on the bottom rung of the ladder or you’re already in a leadership position, a personal leadership development plan is an essential way [...]

By |2018-09-24T09:10:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|Career Progression, Leadership, People Development|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 |2019-03-04T15:31:40+00:00September 6th, 2018|Personal Impact, Presenting|0 Comments

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 |2018-09-04T11:36:19+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

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 |2018-08-29T13:15:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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