Do You Really Know What’s Going Around You? A Manager’s Guide to Being More Observant and Effective

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor, and today I want to talk about why being observant is one of the most important skills that a manager can have. Are you aware of what’s going on around you in your business, or do you just push on with the next task, next meeting, email, or … Read more

Why Holding Difficult Conversations Virtually Is Never A Good Idea

Hello, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor and in today’s episode of the podcast, I want to talk about why holding difficult conversations virtually is never a good idea.  Let’s face it; difficult conversations are challenging enough when you’re in the same room. Holding them virtually only increases the chances of communication going wrong, misunderstandings … Read more

Why Coaching is the Real Secret to Empowering Employees 

Hello, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor and in today’s podcast, I want to look at why you should empower your employees, how you can do it, and why coaching plays a key part.   Is your mantra ‘If you want something done, do it yourself?’   How often have you asked your partner or children to … Read more

5 of the Most Difficult Conversations You’ll Have at Work

No manager enjoys difficult conversations but they are part and parcel of managing people. There’s no blueprint for having successful difficult conversations in every situation, but there are things you can do to make difficult conversations go much more smoothly. Here’s my podcast on 5 of the most difficult conversations you’ll have at work and … Read more