11 10, 2017

Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

By |2017-10-11T22:50:54+01:00October 11th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Presenting, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

Listen. What do you hear right now? For many people what can be heard right now. Over all of the noise in the background. Over the person who may be speaking to you. Right now you can hear your own voice. Thats what you are listening to. The voice inside your head that is formulating the planned response to what should be listened to. How often does that voice disrupt communication? There are two reasons why people are not good at listening The majority of the time we stop listening when we have heard something that we want to respond [...]

4 09, 2017

Accountability, supporting the development of High Performing Teams

By |2017-09-04T15:57:41+01:00September 4th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, SMART Goals, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Accountability, supporting the development of High Performing Teams

It is hard work managing a team, made even harder by everyone’s different levels of ability and speed to be able to complete tasks. For any team to be a High Performing Team the leader needs to know everyone’s ability. The leader needs to be able to drive them forward to work autonomously and foster accountability. There is a tendency within a wide population of leaders to be disablers rather than enablers. This is done with the best of intentions. Two of the biggest disablers in organisations are: I can do it myself. Have you ever heard yourself say, or [...]

4 07, 2017

Me, You, Everyone – Knowing the impact you have using 360 degree feedback

By |2017-07-04T07:43:25+01:00July 4th, 2017|Articles, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, Reviews, Sales Performance, SMART Goals|Comments Off on Me, You, Everyone – Knowing the impact you have using 360 degree feedback

There is no doubt about it, managing people is hard! No matter how much aptitude you have for leadership, and despite how much you might enjoy leading a team (or not), aligning employees to contribute in a way that is meaningful to your business is a challenging job. The complexity and difficulty of this grows with the size of the team and the impact of their contribution on the businesses strategy and goals, and ultimately it’s up to you to supervise, guide, coach and develop individuals for high performance in this setting. Managing their technical contribution is often straightforward, and [...]

7 06, 2017

Why losing employees may be your fault…

By |2017-06-07T08:58:23+01:00June 7th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, Passion, SMART Goals, Success|Comments Off on Why losing employees may be your fault…

You’re heartbroken! You just didn’t see it coming. You thought things were going so well, but now it’s over, and you’re gutted. You keep asking yourself “where did I go wrong?”, and “what could I have done differently”. And slowly it dawns on you. “I treated them the same as everyone else, and now I’m back to where I started”. It reads like the love of your life has walked out on you. And whilst there was never any “romance”, professionally the dalliance is over. Your new hire has resigned. Perhaps you had an inkling that things weren’t working out [...]

13 08, 2016

Why do we focus on incompetencies?

By |2016-08-13T14:53:42+01:00August 13th, 2016|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Success|Comments Off on Why do we focus on incompetencies?

Guest Blog by Sarah Scarratt We have quite a big garden, takes about 2 hours to mow with a sit-on mower, so it’s always a good opportunity to take some time to ponder and reflect on life. Most recently, I was thinking about a psychotherapist I know and how I feel so incompetent around her. She’s tall, much taller than me, and always seems so calm and capable. “Bet she can’t use a mower though”, I thought to myself. And I realised that I’ve actually been using a sit-on mower for 15 years. I wondered how many other colleagues can [...]

3 06, 2016

Creating a Coaching Culture

By |2016-06-03T15:44:13+01:00June 3rd, 2016|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, SMART Goals, Success|Comments Off on Creating a Coaching Culture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]UK business and economy is back on track and is growing at it’s fastest pace since the downturn of the recession. However, since the experience of the recession businesses and business managers mindset has changed in the way they operate, now having a focus not slipping back in to hard times and the expectation on people within the business is higher. Ensuring that everything is in place for everyone in the organisation, Managers, Leaders and Employees to enable them to succeed is as crucial a part of the competitive advantage as is being competitive. In fact, having [...]

22 04, 2016

Making SMART Goals work

By |2016-04-22T16:14:46+01:00April 22nd, 2016|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Sales Performance, SMART Goals|Comments Off on Making SMART Goals work

You’ve done it. You have worked hard on the objectives of your team and made them S.M.A.R.T. Everyone knows what they are and have gone away happy from your 1-2-1 with them. You have gone away knowing what is going to get done and when because each part of the objective has been covered, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Good work you… But then, after the objective setting, in the performance stage you begin to realize that the objectives aren’t quite being met. This could be for many reasons, do your team know how [...]

5 04, 2016

The Standard You Walk Past Is the Standard You Accept

By |2016-04-05T20:36:20+01:00April 5th, 2016|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Success|Comments Off on The Standard You Walk Past Is the Standard You Accept

Lt. General Morrison gave a short but powerful speech  in which he strongly condemns aggression against women. His statement “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept” became golden words and inspired many. Morrison’s words serve to awake the sleeping conscience of the leaders and higher authorities specifically and everyone else’s in general. This powerful quote is applicable in all walks of life, including the business world where it gives the following lessons: The Leader is Responsible: It is the responsibility of the leader to take care of everyone and to eliminate any kind of discrimination. Things can change, [...]

29 03, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Screw up your Presentation

By |2016-03-29T12:51:16+01:00March 29th, 2016|Belief, Business, Engagement, Entertainment, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, Passion, Presenting, Sales Performance, Success|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Screw up your Presentation

The art of presenting, to groups or individuals is essential in todays working world. There are now so many different ways to present too, from face to face and right they way across digital media. Delivering an effective presentation can be great, but can also go quite wrong. You are going to screw up your presentation if you don’t take care of the following 5 simple things: No Eye contact: One of the best things you can do when connecting with an audience, is to actually connect with the audience. You should not turn your back towards the audience, if [...]

22 03, 2016

Why Doesn’t Your Team Listen?

By |2016-03-22T13:38:27+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Why Doesn’t Your Team Listen?

You assign a task and when the deadline approaches, you don’t get anything ready. You ask to present the ongoing project but when its time, the presentation is all screwed up. You leave the office giving instructions to your team members but when you return expecting them to put forward the results, you see that nothing has been implemented. Why is this so? Have you made any effort to find out the reasons why your team won’t listen to you? Is it their shortcoming or is something lacking at your end? Communication??? Whether you are the CEO of an organization [...]

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