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Time for Fun

The holidays and festive season have come and gone. 2018 is here and the vast majority of us have returned to work and are looking to get stuck into the challenges a new year brings.  In the past many of us would think that this means the fun is over and it is time..

Time to Reflect

Another year completed - 2017 is just about over. You have most likely spent the last four weeks going from function to function, catching up with key clients, colleagues and friends. You will have spent some time thinking about family and how you will celebrate the..

All of Us

The challenge of meeting ever-changing deadlines, KPIs and organisational targets while taking the time to nurture your workforce is one that all leaders are familiar with.  The benefits of an engaged and committed workforce are clear and leaders and organisations..

Balance is Key

Most of us see ourselves as the ideal leader/employee. We work for as long as it takes to deliver the outcome, have an unlimited amount of energy for anything that relates to our work and do not let our personal lives get in the way.  Behaviours such as these then..

Mentoring Mistakes

Over the last few posts, we have been having a closer look at mentoring and coaching. We all understand that investing in our leaders creates more engaged, self-aware and better skilled leaders focused on achieving success.  There is ample evidence that coaching and..

Unlocking the Potential

Effective communication, coupled with coaching that is task orientated and driven by the desire to improve, are critical tasks for leaders at every level. To be an effective coach, we must develop our communication skills so that we engage our people in a safe and..

Mentoring and Coaching – The Same or Different?

Whenever we talk about developing the capabilities of our leaders, the terms coaching and mentoring come up. In fact they are readily used by all and are used without any apparent understanding of the distinction between the two.  In my experience, many leaders..

To Lead, You Need to Coach

We have spoken before about the development of our people being a strategic imperative. Time and again the research shows us that our team members highly value the opportunity to learn and build their skills. The same research also clearly states that the best..

All Great Leaders Need Help

Over the last couple of blogs, we have been discussing your responsibility in developing the skills of your people. Now we can start to talk about developing your skills and providing you with the support you are going to need to lead your team to success.  Very few..

Coaching for Success

Leaders are constantly being asked to come up with ways of improving productivity, increasing retention and enhancing the levels of engagement in their organisations. In order to achieve these improved outcomes, leaders need their people to be performing at their..