Could a flexible working programme help your team to flourish?

Most employees now have the right to ask an employer for flexible working. However, making it possible for staff to have a more flexible working life isn’t just about ensuring legal compliance. There are also many benefits for the business in engaging with a flexible working programme that go above and beyond ticking boxes. The benefits of flexible working for employers [...]

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 |2019-03-14T07:00:02+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|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 many of the aspects that she had seen me write about. As with many of my clients, they [...]

By |2019-01-27T18:55:56+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

‘Office politics’: 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 and who frequently contribute to the 'office politics' that occurs. There might be others who are more like sheep, mules or owls, I’ll leave [...]

By |2019-04-08T12:21:27+00:00May 14th, 2018|Office politics|0 Comments

Listening to problem solve

You have probably heard the saying about us having 2 ears and 1 mouth and the implication of that. We all know we should listen to really hear, despite it often being a challenge in our busy lives. I wanted to take the opportunity today to show how powerful listening is though, if you take the time to do it [...]

By |2019-02-20T17:49:34+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Professional relationships|0 Comments
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