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Five (coach free!) ways to increase your team’s productivity

Five (coach free!) ways to increase your team’s productivity

Whether your business is full steam ahead or you’re still grappling with local lockdowns, achieving results with people in your team is more important than ever. But that doesn’t mean it comes easily.

Our journey through lockdown to become a McKinsey ‘Resilient’. And what we learnt along the way…

Our journey through lockdown to become a McKinsey ‘Resilient’. And what we learnt along the way…

OK, hands up. I’m not sure the good folks of McKinsey really know we exist. So I thought I’d share what we learnt.

Spring Survey Results: the biggest challenges facing businesses right now. With practical tips on how to overcome them.

Spring Survey Results: the biggest challenges facing businesses right now. With practical tips on how to overcome them.

We’ve been trying to make sense of things (in much the way you have), so we sent a mini-survey to a group of our clients and contacts to get a pulse check on how they’re feeling right now and what challenges they think might be coming over the horizon.

One thing we often forget to do…

One thing we often forget to do…

Have you been climbing the walls dealing with all of the fallout from this crisis? Furlough, remote working etc; etc; …..? And finding how hard work it is? Me too. Relentless.

How I became a feedback pro (the hard way)

How I became a feedback pro (the hard way)

One of the reasons some of my relationships have gone awry and friendships have fizzled is because I wasn’t good at taking feedback or criticism. I BIG TIME didn’t know I had a choice over how I reacted.

Do you feel way busier and more under pressure than you ever have been?

Do you feel way busier and more under pressure than you ever have been?

As part of the work I do, I get a lot of opportunities to check in with business leaders. This allows me to take a ‘pulse’ on the issues of the day that are impacting them. Often becoming aware of patterns in the types of challenges we’re all facing.

The Number One Secret to Successful Leadership

The Number One Secret to Successful Leadership

We’re facing some of the biggest challenges in business and leadership for a very long time. The Covid 19 crisis is putting pressure on leaders across the spectrum, and no doubt you’re feeling that pressure too. Deciding what to do, and how to think things through effectively to make those decisions, has never been more important.

7 Questions for Better Boardroom Decision Making

7 Questions for Better Boardroom Decision Making

I expect you’ve been feeling the pressure to make the right decisions as events unfold in this Covid crisis. Who should we bring back from Furlough? How should we arrange the office? What business should we go after? What assumptions should we make? What does our strategy look like for the next 3 and 6 months, and beyond?

Recognising those who are keeping the lights on…

Recognising those who are keeping the lights on…

We’ve heard a lot since the pandemic started about the word recognition, it appears to be somewhat of a buzzword now, like ‘unprecedented’ or ‘pivot’. But I’m much more interested in how it’s manifesting itself on the ground so to speak – in ‘the doing’ part, not ‘the knowing’..

What your staff might need from you now, six weeks into lockdown

What your staff might need from you now, six weeks into lockdown

The UK has now been in lockdown for six weeks. That’s six weeks of only leaving the house for up to an hour a day, six weeks of supermarket fights for toilet rolls and flour, 42 days of journalists asking questions to cabinet ministers, and over 1,000 hours spent in close proximity to our nearest and dearest.