How could talent development management transform your business?

The quality and performance of employees can make or break any business. And yet very few organisations today dedicate the necessary time and resources to attracting and nurturing employee talent. Those that do, see spikes in productivity and performance, as well as positive outcomes in engagement and a better business culture – all it takes is a single commitment to recruit, [...]

By |2019-11-07T14:41:28+00:00October 15th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on How could talent development management transform your business?

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 |2019-12-16T09:57:03+00:00September 27th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on The 7 stages of writing a personal leadership development plan

7 simple tips on how to speak up more in meetings

In my last article, I looked at why it is important to speak up in meetings and the potential things that hold people back.  If you didn’t read it, you can do so here. So in this article, as promised, I want to provide some simple tangible tips to help you speak up more in meetings. Space – do you [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:51:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on 7 simple tips on how to speak up more in meetings

Meetings – Why you should speak up and what might be holding you back

Meetings - do you find it easy to speak up 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 [...]

By |2019-12-16T09:57:33+00:00September 12th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Meetings – Why you should speak up 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 and in an external setting represents the company well and impacts its reputation. 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. To be successful, it [...]

By |2020-06-14T08:13:56+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 feedback

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, [...]

By |2019-12-16T10:06:15+00:00August 27th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on You need to get specific feedback

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

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy holding you back at work?

Let's explore the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. 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, [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:51:00+00:00July 16th, 2018|Office politics|Comments Off on Self-Fulfilling Prophecy holding you back at work?