ActionCOACH Presidents Club

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I received a surprise in the post… I had no idea what it was until I opened the package and saw a beautiful plaque recognising my induction to ActionCOACH’s exclusive Presidents Club. In order to qualify for the prestigious list, qualified licensed Business Coaches are required to have successfully used the worlds number one business […]

Who wants to change?

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Interesting the difference ONE word can make… Thousands of years ago, the philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “The only thing that is constant is change.” It’s a statement that remains just as true today as it was back then. Yet somehow, we still often manage to fail miserably at dealing with and managing change. If this year […]

Furlough and Redundancies

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Furlough and Redundancies – should both be allowed together? Most countries around the world have stepped up to offer support and subsidies to businesses during the Coronavirus. Known as a furlough scheme, employees are able to get financial support from the government up to certain limits if they are not required to work. The schemes […]

Opportunities of a downturn

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The opportunities in a downturn… Interesting developments in the UK this week with the opening up of more shops and a further relaxation of the lockdown rules – things are moving in the right direction. This follows what is no doubt the biggest shift we have seen in our lifetime with billions put on lockdown. […]

Remote Working

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Is remote working going to be the new norm? A survey conducted by Whereby of 1500 British professionals looked at the impact and future of remote working, especially during the pandemic. It found: – 53% of business owners and decision-makers feel that remote working (due to COVID-19 Pandemic) has increased their employee productivity. – 82% of businesses […]

Sunday Trading

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Historically in the UK, Sunday was the day in the week for shops to put up closed signs and there were no formal barriers for shops to close until the 1930’s when controls were first formalised. As a way to compromise to those who wanted to keep the status quo, and those who wanted to abolish […]

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At times of crisis, it’s not always doom and gloom. Yesterday in the UK the much-awaited update form the Prime Minister revealed a gradual end to the lockdown, and while this was expected, for many it was not the news they had hoped for. We will, of course, follow the advice and go forth with […]

Where are you with COVID-19?

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The #coronavirus pandemic has brought a heightened level of change and we’re all getting used to a new normal. One of the most well-known change models in business is ‘The Change Curve’ which shows how we, as individuals, react emotionally to major disruptive change. Developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s through her work on the Grief Cycle, […]

Effective Leadership

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Are you a business leader with a team looking to be more effective in your leadership? Peter Drucker famously said “If you want something new. You have to stop doing something old”. The major challenge faced by executives today is not understanding the practice of leadership, but practising their own understanding of leadership. Most leaders […]

Who wants a coach?

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Who wants a coach? Not many would answer with a yes to this question. Yet there are many who are either lost, find themselves going around in circles or tired of the same old routines, trying to get different results than they are getting. This coupled with one of the main issues reported by many […]