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7 Ways to Get A Different Perspective

7 Ways to Get A Different Perspective

Do you ever feel that most of what you do is in the service of others – and burn-out is just around the corner? We had some great contributions from people who’ve managed to find the reset button and get a different perspective – and it’s having a great effect on them personally and professionally.

Are You Looking After Your Company’s Greatest Assets?

Are You Looking After Your Company’s Greatest Assets?

You know it’s your employees, right? Sometimes you may lose sight of that – so, let’s take a moment to reconnect with why your people really are your greatest asset (and how you can keep them super productive and onside)

15 Top tips for working ‘on’ your business (not ‘in’ it)

15 Top tips for working ‘on’ your business (not ‘in’ it)

It’s not uncommon these days for leaders to realise they need to be working ‘on’ the business more – which means less rolling up your sleeves and getting lost in the operational noise and more bigger picture thinking.

How To Give Feedback…The Gift I’d Love To Give You

How To Give Feedback…The Gift I’d Love To Give You

Do you wring your hands when it comes to telling people exactly how it is? Or, maybe you’re very direct and people shut down when you tell them things – so you’ve given up?

Are You Still Relying On Your Willpower Alone?

Are You Still Relying On Your Willpower Alone?

How often have you set yourself a goal that requires a consistent change in your behaviour, and then floundered once the initial willpower has worn off? This could be something you’re trying to do personally: ‘I want to run a marathon by December’, or professionally: ‘I want to stop problem-solving and be a coach to my team.

Leader Vs Manager. When To Lead, When To Manage

Leader Vs Manager. When To Lead, When To Manage

In all the coaching work I do with managers and leaders we nearly always have a very specific conversation about leading versus managing, and what the difference is. A good leader needs to be able to manage AND lead.

Starting a new job? Why your first 30 days in a new post are crucial….

Starting a new job? Why your first 30 days in a new post are crucial….

Back in 1992, (yes a long time ago!) I was promoted to Plant Manager of a Textile Mill – in charge of 120 people. Picture the scene: it’s Monday morning, I’m nervous about starting a new job. I walk through the door as the new boss and introduce myself to the receptionist who leads me to my office.

What Makes a Great Leader? The Importance of Humility

What Makes a Great Leader? The Importance of Humility

I’ve always been a little obsessed with Leadership. If you’ve been there and had to lead people it can become an obsession, working out that magic formula that will guarantee results (to get it done), and improve your ability to lead those people effectively time after time.

Why Planning Should Be Flexible if You Want to Achieve Your Goals

Why Planning Should Be Flexible if You Want to Achieve Your Goals

I find that being flexible with business plans is essential, designing in the opportunity to adjust and recalibrate. Too many times businesses put together a detailed plan with a lot of interrelated actions, which, once one or two have gone pear shaped, all others seem to follow.