It seems perfectly obvious to me, as an L&D professional, that when someone is promoted into a management role there is quite a high chance that they will not have the skills or knowledge required to hit the ground running and be able to effectively manage their teams.Read More
Recent Posts & Articles
Denise Campbell Get out of your own way
A number of years ago I invested in myself and chose to spend time in the lovely Lake District for some personal development with like-minded people. A message that really hit home for me that week was this - “We just need to get out of our own way!”Read More
Rachel Matthews Are your people getting ready to make their next move?
Recent studies* show that 67% of staff consider leaving their jobs because there is no opportunity for career progression.Read More
Nigel Walpole Engaging Effectively With Your Team
It can be a hard life leading a team. Team Leaders are strongly influenced by the whims of Senior Managers who demand unquestioning loyalty to strategy, and require them to implement policy and procedures even if they are defective.Read More
Making Virtual Teams Work
The availability of broadband is having a significant impact on the way we work. According to Virgin Media Business 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. Research proves that remote workers are more productive but not all employers are convinced. In fact, Yahoo recently banned homeworking, claiming that staff creativity suffered as a result of teleworking.Read More
Are Your Leaders Engaged?
The CIPD have published a blog on ‘Seven reasons your employees are not committed’. Upon reading it, it’s clear that the responsibility for engaging employees belongs to an organisation’s leaders.Read More
Nigel Walpole The Only Way is Effort
Listening to the pundits discussing the results between the German football clubs and their UK rivals in the Champions League this year, one couldn’t help but hear the strong emphasis on ‘support’, ‘team’, ‘work ethic’ and ‘drive’.Read More
5 Checklists That Will Make You A Better Leader
Unless the leaders of an organisation connect and collaborate effectively, culture change programmes are a waste of time and money. Too often culture change programmes are delegated to management while the top leaders stay in their ivory towers and wonder afterwards why the programme didn’t work. Culture change and collaboration is an outcome, not a process, and it has to come from the top.Read More
Stephanie Morgan Are you leading with your brain switched on?
While attending a client’s annual business briefing recently, I was impressed by how much they had achieved in the year, and was surprised by the impact this had on them. They had done really well and achieved a lot, but their staff survey showed that instead of feeling good about it, people had ended up feeling worse.Read More
Nigel Walpole Managing Change - forget everything you’ve ever learned!
Vision, Values, Culture, Change, Transformation, Charisma, Agent, Curves, Champions, Resistance – millions of models, labels, acronyms and books, millions of training courses and programmes, they cannot be wrong, can they?Read More