Festering Sores, or dealing with conflict at work?

Festering Sores, or dealing with conflict at work?

Reading Time: 4 minutes | Have you ever shied away from dealing with conflict at work? Perhaps you’ve found emotive discussions don’t get resolved and keep lingering on, while resentment grows? The conflict could be ongoing problems in your team, or “board room”...

Drive your performance forwards, with goal setting – OR NOT?

Reading Time: 2 minutes | We’ve all heard the theory – setting goals can improve performance by giving you a focal point, preventing wasted effort and giving you something to strive for. Goal setting can improve your performance, how do you set yours? As a business coach I frequently...
What’s the easiest way to recruit somebody for your team?

What’s the easiest way to recruit somebody for your team?

Reading Time: 2 minutes | Have you seen firms where the team members are almost carbon copies of each other, and the owner? The good thing about this is that it’s easy to get along with everybody; but there’s a downside! The easiest way to recruit for your team might be to find people that...
Have you ever been sheep dipped?

Have you ever been sheep dipped?

Reading Time: 3 minutes | You’re a professional wanting the best from your team. Does training deliver? Earlier in my career, when I was working for corporates people often complained of “being sheep dipped”. A desire to upskill staff meant they were sent on a course, with the expectation that...
The team away-day: Waste of time, or critical performance improver?

The team away-day: Waste of time, or critical performance improver?

Reading Time: 3 minutes | 9 ideas to ensure your team away-day actually works. Most professionals with a team want to improve the communications within their team and encourage “different thinking”. Generating a new perspective on an issue can be powerful for one person, imagine...
An idea to get more from your staff.

An idea to get more from your staff.

Reading Time: 2 minutes | Have you ever wished you could get a more open discussion with somebody? Have you ever sat down and tried to have a good conversation with a team member where you really wanted their ideas, only to find that they were as closed as ever? Did you end up thinking, why do...