How Understanding Transactional Analysis Can Help Office-Based Leaders Be Successful

Have you ever had an interaction with one of your employees where it’s felt like they were a naughty child and you were the frustrated parent? It’s a frustrating but all too common pattern that workplace interactions fall in to. But why do the dynamics end up like this and how can you improve communication … Read more

Successful Negotiation for Business Owners

Are you sitting comfortably? Welcome to my series of podcasts that will help you to navigate the issues that you’ll inevitably come up against as a business owner. Today I want to talk about how to negotiate.   Do you consider yourself to be a good negotiator? Negotiating skills are essential in business, whether you’re negotiating … Read more

Leading In Uncertain Times: The Importance of a Positive Attitude to Change

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor. In today’s podcast, I want to talk about how people react to change, especially if it’s unwanted, and how it’s possible for you and your team to come to think about change, and even uncertainty, more positively.   Most of us have experienced change in our personal and professional … Read more

How to Be an Even Better Leader in your SME Office-Based Business

That moment when you realise you misjudged the situation, and the team took you the wrong way or the whole thing went wrong. You feel like hiding away.  You just want to go into a deep funk! This is the very time when you need to seek feedback and reflect on what went well and … Read more

Can You Carry Out a Successful Disciplinary When Working Remotely?

The pandemic has brought many practical challenges for managers. It has forced businesses to adapt normal working practices and procedures, and disciplinary procedures are no exception. Can you carry out a disciplinary when working remotely? Now that we are returning to workplaces and in many cases working with a hybrid of remote and workplace, it … Read more