How to Have Strengths-Based Conversations in Your SME Business

Imagine the scene. You’re sitting with an employee and you’re about to give them a performance review. What do you focus on? Do you mainly focus on where they’re performing well or is your focus on how they can do better?   Many managers focus on fixing problems rather than helping employees find ways to do … 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

Manage and Motivate Your Team Through Uncertainty and Change

The past year has given managers a crash course in leading through uncertainty and change, and because the challenges are far from over, this means that you will have to step up to support and motivate your team like never before. Think of yourself as the coach that has to rally the team at half-time … Read more

Five Leadership Resolutions for the New Year

Are you stuffed with food and sinking into your armchair deeply relaxed? That’s the cosy picture we often paint of Christmas but often it’s a frantic period that only stops when you all sit down for the meal! Do you think coming up to New Year of how you could improve your Leadership skills and … Read more