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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What do you ask yourself everyday?

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What do you ask yourself every day? When it comes to self-reflection, asking yourself active questions rather than passive ones, changes the focus of your answers. It can empower you to make changes you wouldn’t otherwise consider. For example: “Do you have clear goals?” is a passive question regarding a specific outcome, the answer is […]

Developing High Performing Teams Follows A Set Path…

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Developing high performing teams with my clients follows a set path… I use a model developed in 1965 by #BruceTuckman who presented a paper outlining a model for a team to develop and grow. The model initially had 4 phases and a 5th one added some 10 years later: #Forming- where team members get to know each […]

LinkedIn connections – #Quality or #Quantity?

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Do you accept all connection requests or do you only accept those who you have met or know? This was an interesting topic that made me think differently from what was widely accepted and the advice given over the years to only accept connection requests where the person is known. The topic at an event […]

Brexit?

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Whether you are for it or against it, Brexit uncertainty lingers in the air like a cold foggy morning clouding any view to a possible way forward. Yesterday’s Brexit deal vote was rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for any sitting government in history. Shortly after, a vote of no confidence was tabled […]