Category archives: Development

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Reward, Recognition and all that jazz

  • Recently I was having a meal out, and on the next table, there was a couple discussing their business problem. The woman’s body language clearly showed she was uptight. Because I go in and troubleshoot on teams, I couldn’t help noticing all the non-verbal signs and odd bits of conversation could be [...]
  • Change – A dirty word

  •             There you are in the middle of the change in the workplace and someone says you didn’t tell me about this or an element of it!  Suddenly everything grinds to a halt.  Alternatively, you have so many Senior Managers wanting to direct the[...]
  • Improve your communication Skills?

  • Have you experienced approaching someone to discuss an issue and they’re half-heartedly listening to you and they just carrying on what they’re doing? How’s that made you feel? Unimportant and a nuisance? Sadly, what’s missing here is interpersonal skills, particularly around communications. [...]
  • Be systematic in your approach!

  • I recently talked about making decisions through understanding priorities and urgency and then understanding the goals. This week I want to explore taking a systematic approach to decision making. That way you will feel confident in the decision you are making as you’ve explored the evidence and al[...]