Leading in Uncertainty-Managing in a VUCA World in Your SME

Hello, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor, and in today’s podcast, I want to talk about leading in uncertainty, and in particular, VUCA, which you may or may not have heard of.   VUCA is an acronym that was first used by the US military to describe or strategise around ambiguous and ever-changing situations, and then it … Read more

How to Have Strengths-Based Conversations in Your SME Business

Imagine the scene. You’re sitting with an employee and you’re about to give them a performance review. What do you focus on? Do you mainly focus on where they’re performing well or is your focus on how they can do better?   Many managers focus on fixing problems rather than helping employees find ways to do … Read more

Dealing With Colleagues Who Create Stress in Your SME Business

Are you sitting comfortably? Welcome to my series of podcasts that will help you to navigate those inevitable difficult events at work that are part of being a manager.   Today I want to talk about how to cope with colleagues who stress you out.   You’re a very lucky person if you’ve gone through your life without … Read more

Developing Your Change Agility in Your SME Business

Are you sitting comfortably? Welcome to my series of podcasts that will help you to navigate those inevitable difficult events at work that are part of being a manager and Leader Today we’re going to look at how adaptable you are to change, and how to become more adaptable. Going through change is not always … Read more

Successful Negotiation for Business Owners

Are you sitting comfortably? Welcome to my series of podcasts that will help you to navigate the issues that you’ll inevitably come up against as a business owner. Today I want to talk about how to negotiate.   Do you consider yourself to be a good negotiator? Negotiating skills are essential in business, whether you’re negotiating … Read more