The business starter pack

The First Mile by Scott D. Anthony Many people think about starting their own business. Lots of us started a business in childhood – do you remember the cliché of the Lemonade Stand from American movies? Yes, some people stop right there, but some try again and run their businesses for years. But how to…

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The magic of freedom?

British training company Happy Ltd has been rated best for customer service and work/life balance among many other awards. Henry Stewart, Chief Executive, has written a book about the story of Happy and its achievements. The book has a clear tone, comes with real-life examples, provides evidence where required and poses thought-provoking questions – overall…

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5 of the best… leadership blogs

We believe that great leaders are made not born. We have brought together a list of 5 thought-provoking blogs which can give you ideas to develop your skills and guidance on your leadership journey. 1. Leadership Freak: Dan Rockwell empowers you in 300 words daily. Enjoyable and makes you think, reading this blog could become…

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Showing your appreciation

Whatever you think of Valentine’s Day, it is mid-February and love does seem to be in the air. In this article we look at the five languages of appreciation you can use to show your ‘love’ to engage and motivate your colleagues. Making your employees feel valued is an essential skill for any manager –…

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Join us for the 2016 Strengths Challenge

Can you hear it? There’s a revolution occurring in our workplaces, and it’s being led by employees – want to join in? If you’re fed up with a job that drains your energy, a boss who undermines your confidence and the financial handcuffs that rob you of making the choices you desire, there’s a campaign…

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How to coach – Introduction to coaching – Part 2

In a previous post we looked at some of the benefits of coaching your team members. Here we consider how you would start coaching. You can coach anytime, anywhere. Your coaching conversations need not be formal or take more than a few minutes. It is however distinguished from other management activity by two key points:…

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Introduction to Coaching – Part 1

Busting coaching myths and when to use coaching for enhanced performance Do you use coaching as part of your leadership practice? If not, you may wish to consider learning how to empower people through coaching. Coaching is a people management tool that supports people in giving their very best regardless of their current performance level. Sometimes…

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Book Summary: Switch – How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Over the last few decades a dispiriting body of research has been amassed, which suggests that the vast majority of change programmes fail, or fail to reach their intended outcomes. In their book Switch – How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, academics Chip and Dan Heath address this challenge head on. The authors…

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5 of the best…resources to keep resolutions

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? January is the month of getting fit, being more productive, having a new frame of mind. We collected five resources that can help you keep the resolutions you choose to make, and for sustainably improving habits. Better than before – Gretchen Rubin on habits “Habits make change…

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Tuckman’s stages of team development

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