Category archives: Business

  • Top 5 tips to help understand yourself better

  • Do you think we ever truly know ourselves? As leaders, it is vital we understand our reactions and approaches to situations and people. In truly understanding ourselves we then use our strengths to help others and continue to develop ourselves. Knowing our weaknesses means we can offset them and wor[...]
  • Five Leadership Resolutions for the New Year

  • Are you stuffed with food and sinking into your armchair deeply relaxed? That’s the cosy picture we often paint of Christmas but often it’s a frantic period that only stops when you all sit down for the meal! Do you think coming up to New Year of how you could improve your Leadership skills and wha[...]
  • How to make the difference to your business

  • In July 2017 CBI stated Its survey of 357 businesses found over 40% of businesses said Brexit has affected their investment decisions. Of these, 98% said the impact has been negative. From my perspective, I am still seeing this trend with people I speak to, saying they will not invest in their busin[...]
  • What makes a good Management consultant?

  • Have you ever dealt with a Management Consultant? If so, what stood out to you about their characteristics? When a Management consultant is brought in to the business it can create a defensive mode with the employees and Leader’s, that can easily result in the consultant’s time being wasted a[...]
  • Why would you hire a Management consultant?

  • People often ask me why would you want to hire a consultant? It’s clear from their faces they can’t see the value and wonder what they will gain. Well here are 5 reasons to hire a management consultant if you employ staff: 1. A fresh perspective - Often when you’re in the middle of your busine[...]
  • Stop the bullying

  • Recently I’ve been thinking back to my first few jobs and what I learnt from them. For many years I worked for my mum and dad in their tea room and memories are full of laughter and love. At 18, I left home and went to work out in the big city. What an eye-opener! My first real job was clerical a[...]
  • Emotionally managing change for Individuals

  •   Do we as leaders and Managers really think about how people are affected when we bring in change? Do we give enough support through change periods? As leaders, we are all so busy yet we are still managing employees and we need to give time to support our employees through any change. I’v[...]
  • Team working from an early age

  • This week I’ve been reminiscing and it took me back to the days where as a child I was brought up in a home-made cake shop and tea shop in a tiny village in West Sussex. From the age of seven I would help out and it was a fantastic experience for a child, as it gave me the confidence to speak out an[...]
  • I Spy - Fun in my workplace

  • The other Saturday, I took our granddaughter to meet her mum and on the way, we started playing I spy. It was so funny, as it was amazing what Grace could see and the letters that she used. It’s as if at that age they can be so creative and they can let their imagination soar and be adaptive. W[...]