Category archives: teams

  • How to Coach

  • 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 coach. What is coaching? Coaching helps employees to take charge of their own developmen[...]
  • How to upset an insecure employee?

  • Are you a Manager or Boss, who frequently has one employee turning up to ask for support and help? Do they always seem to be there wanting attention and there is no time for others? You always see the person as very needy? I bet you want to shout at them….” Go away, leave me in peace” Or maybe you [...]
  • Four Tips to help improve your Business & Team?

  • You know your business has more potential but you feel as if you are stagnating? You took on employees but had no management experience and now you’re struggling with the relationship conflicts and people not pulling their weight. You envisaged an atmosphere of calm and kindness but instead, it’s fr[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Communications in a crisis

  • In light of the recent cyber security incident, it prompted me to consider communications in a crisis. Have you ever been there when something has created a crisis at work and the news has spread faster than grease lightning? Gossip flows and before you know it, it’s like the Chinese whispers sto[...]
  • 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[...]
  • The Five Generations

  • So what do we know about the different generations now and do we understand how it impacts the workplace? In total there are five generations now, with most organisations having 4 generations based in their organisation, and with people living longer and working longer as the pension age increa[...]
  • “Turn that music down!!”

  • So there you are at home, relaxing and about to go to sleep for the night, knowing you need to be up early the next day. Your next door neighbours start playing music very loudly. You think the neighbour is doing this intentionally to annoy you! If that’s your thought pattern, how you feel and r[...]