Through my many years of experience running management development programmes, the same topic always presents itself when participants are asked what they found most beneficial. The opportunity to practise difficult conversations.Read More
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/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part five
This is the fifth and final blog in my series listing the top 50 issues a leader has to consider. Leadership is about setting an example, determining a strategy, taking risks and keeping to your values, being influential and being influenced.Read More
/Stephanie Evans Introducing mentoring into your organisation
Following on from my previous blog 'Mentoring - from Greek mythology to current times', I am now looking at mentoring in more detail and how you can incorporate this into your workplace.Read More
/Shona McFarlane What is Resilience?
Resilience is a word we hear more and more about these days. Only recently, Ed Miliband was quoted in the papers to say, “You need resilience in this job. You need fight. But above all, you need belief in what you are doing.” So what did he mean? What is RESILIENCE?Read More
/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part four
This is the fourth blog in my series listing the top 50 issues a leader has to consider. Being a leader is a complex role. Some say it’s about being influential and being influenced.Read More
/Rachel Matthews Seven shocking facts about sleeping
Millions of people in the UK are suffering with sleep and this is having a detrimental effect on performance. Have a look at our new infographic featuring seven shocking facts about sleep to see how it's affecting people.Read More
/Sarah Wall Mental Toughness and the Taming of Tigers
Mental toughness can sometimes sound like the stuff of clichés - the things that your parents say when you're finding life a struggle as a teenager or that crop up occasionally in a pop song or two. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going' and 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' are two good examples. Clichés are clichés for a reason though, right? Let's find out...Read More
/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part three
This is the third blog in my series listing the top 50 issues a leader has to consider. Being a leader is about talent management, creating opportunities and making decisions.Read More
/Rachel Matthews What direction are you heading in?
“Would you please tell me,” said Alice to the cat, “which way should I go from here?” “That all depends,” said the cat “on where you want to get.” “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat.Read More
/Rachel Matthews What are soft skills and why do you need them?
Soft skills refer to a range of skills which many people feel are intangible, unmeasurable or “cut and dried”. They are things such as personality traits, communication, personal habits, relationship skills and more. They are perceived to be soft because they find it harder to define, but in my view soft skills are the oil in the engine. They leverage hard skills and help you to get infinitely more results.Read More