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Coaching EAP: Support for Businesses Dealing With Change

Coaching support for businesses dealing with challenge or change  In the last few months I’ve spoken to lots of managers who are struggling with how to manage their team in the ‘new normal’ at work.  After making a quick switch to remote working in March, many businesses saw real benefits from flexible working, and are … Continue reading Coaching EAP: Support for Businesses Dealing With Change

Be A Better Leader: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Good leadership is a skill that comes naturally for some, and less easily for others – but it can be taught. It comes down to good communication, an ability to really listen, being able to plan strategically and take decisive action, and the ability to get others on board with your plans. As we look … Continue reading Be A Better Leader: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Flexible Working

Our recent survey showed that working from home offers numerous benefits for many workers – and their employers. Respondents indicated that overall we are more productive, better motivated with increased job satisfaction when working from home.  I’ve spoken to lots of businesses who are now planning to make changes to the way they work – … Continue reading 5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Flexible Working

The results are in: how will Coronavirus change the way we work?

I’m really interested in the way that work has changed over the past six weeks as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  With a huge percentage of the workforce quickly making the shift to working from home, we’ve had to quickly adapt to a new way of working, new ways of communicating and new ways … Continue reading The results are in: how will Coronavirus change the way we work?

Soft Skills Are Hard

Soft skills are hard – but really, really important. I’ve heard the term ‘soft skills’ used in a derogatory fashion for many years in Management and they are often looked at as “something for other people (like HR) but not for me as an outcome-focused, results-driven Manager” The reality is that the higher you are … Continue reading Soft Skills Are Hard

How To Avoid Falling Off The Top Step

How can you avoid falling off the top step?  What is “the top step”? Did you ever learn to drive a car? If so, you would have gone through the four stages of development known as the Conscious Competence Model which was developed by Noel Burch in the 1970s. You have to start from a … Continue reading How To Avoid Falling Off The Top Step

Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van

    What does the fact that we bought a van have to do with your taking over a new team?  Surprisingly, there are a lot of similarities.  We bought a new camper van last year.  We wanted to move up to a bigger van which would give us more opportunities and I saw one … Continue reading Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van

How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)

Like most people, I have been subjected to death by PowerPoint over the years, one memorable occasion was when a one hour Health and Safety presentation overran by 40 minutes and consisted of 75 slides with full of closely spaced text. Don’t get me wrong, I love PowerPoint and use it a lot.  I grew … Continue reading How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)

Do You Make Lists?

Do you have too many tasks to keep them all in your head? Do you make lists? For lots of people, the problem with lists is that is difficult to prioritise them. We tend to start at the top and work our way down, and any new tasks either get added to the bottom or … Continue reading Do You Make Lists?

A wearable coach

I bought a Garmin Vivoactive watch recently and it has changed my life. I always thought I was pretty active: I played hockey, enjoyed walking, surfed, kayaked and did occasional endurance events like the 3 peaks challenge. Recording my daily steps was an eye opener. Yes, I completed lots of steps when I played hockey … Continue reading A wearable coach

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