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 in the Workplace

So are you a ducker or diver? Do you tackle problems head-on with your team or do you avoid confronting issues at all costs? The number of times I have heard team members complaining that managers never listen to their issues and do something. Or managers don’t deal with team members who aren’t pulling their … Read more