Why a Personal development plan will change your life!

Recently I sat down with a cup of coffee and started drafting my personal development plan (PDP). I’m a sole trader so why would I do that? Well, I wanted to make sure I was continually developing my professional skills for my customers as well as stretching myself. It doesn’t matter whether we are an … Read more

Time lost through sickness and absence – supporting wellbeing

In 2016  I attended a CIPD day on well-being.  There was a real buzz in the air with different businesses sharing their ideas on helping with wellness, in turn bringing the sick absence days down. ACAS reported Sick absence costs the UK economy £8.4bn yearly.  Another fact to note is the cost of replacing staff … Read more

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 all the facts. With any decision making, there … Read more

Effective Problem-Solving – Duck or Dive

  So are you a ducker or diver? Effective Problem Solving   “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” Colin … Read more

Creating Harmony with your team

Have you ever been in an environment where the atmosphere feels constrained and conversations are muted and far from genuine? If you are the team leader you need to consider why it’s happening and how you can promote real open and honest conversations. Without people being free to share ideas and thoughts openly, creativity is … Read more