Leading in Uncertainty-Managing in a VUCA World in Your SME

Hello, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor, and in today’s podcast, I want to talk about leading in uncertainty, and in particular, VUCA, which you may or may not have heard of.   VUCA is an acronym that was first used by the US military to describe or strategise around ambiguous and ever-changing situations, and then it … Read more

How to Prevent Conflict in Your SME Office-based Workplace

Many moons ago I can recall walking into a huge storm from two of my team members.  I was young and inexperienced and really struggled with how to deal with it.  I met with both members and listened to their side of the argument.  It was all about the previous manager sharing work out and … Read more

How Mentoring Can Level Up Your Leadership Abilities and Create Confidence

You have an idea about how you want to take the team or business forward but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck, or you need to lead your team through a period of change and everything feels uncertain. What can you do, apart from running around like a headless … Read more

Creating a Safe Place for Team Members to Share

Hello, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor and in today’s podcast, I want to talk about creating a safe place for team members to share. Everyone wants to work in a pleasant, positive, and safe environment. When people work in this kind of place, they are more motivated and engaged, they look forward to going … Read more

How to Remove and Overcome Fear in the Workplace

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 remove and overcome fear in the workplace. Fear is destructive in a workplace. It can affect individuals, teams, … Read more