The Boy Band Technique

By |2019-04-23T10:24:39+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Articles, High Performance Culture, Interpersonal Skills, Presenting|

I was recently running a Presentation Skills workshop, which is one of my favourite courses to run. Seeing the change that people can make when they receive just a little feedback is very rewarding. During this workshop we were looking particularly at how people co-present in pairs or in groups. I introduced the workshop [...]

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Why is it so important to develop workplace trust?

By |2018-11-06T10:42:31+01:00November 6th, 2018|Belief, Business, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion|

When managing issues around employee engagement, productivity or performance in any business; creating a sense of trust is one of the key factors to consider. Trust is the foundation of all relationships and interactions; it is just as important in professional relationships as it is in personal ones. When you find poor productivity and [...]

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Superhero Powers and Leadership Development

By |2018-08-29T16:00:54+01:00August 29th, 2018|High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Performance, Self Actualisation, Self Regard, Success|

“What would be your Superhero power?” This is the question posed to me on a recent management development programme. At lunch time we had got to talking about the most recent Avengers movie, which had all the Superheroes, all the powers. We all stepped in to the superhero world together and discussed the merits of which [...]

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Performance, What does good look like? Do you really know?

By |2018-08-07T16:39:23+01:00August 7th, 2018|Belief, Business, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, SMART Goals|

Organisations the world over are only as good as the team of people working within that business. The success of the business is driven by the performance everyone. Ultimately the managers that drive that performance are responsible. However, many of the conversations I have with managers on development programmes are about how they can put [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 15 – Optimism

By |2018-04-09T16:00:27+01:00April 9th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Optimism, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Success, The Happiness Effect|

This blog is the last in a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. I say it is the last but it is such a great subject that there will be more. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 13 – Flexibility

By |2018-03-26T16:00:22+01:00March 26th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Flexibility, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance|

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 11 – Reality Testing

By |2018-03-12T16:00:51+01:00March 12th, 2018|Belief, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Reality Testing|

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 10 – Problem Solving

By |2018-03-05T16:00:15+01:00March 5th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Problem Solving|

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 9 – Interpersonal Relationships

By |2018-02-26T16:00:51+01:00February 26th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance|

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 8 – Empathy 

By |2018-02-19T16:00:26+01:00February 19th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Success|

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for [...]

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