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Business New Year’s resolutions: Make 2020 your year with executive coaching

It’s that time of year again already! Amongst the Christmas parties and festive fun, you’re in a mad rush to get everything finished before the year is up. You tell yourself that next year will be different, that you’ll be more organised – you say that that will be one of your New Year’s resolutions. [...]

How executive coaching can help you & your business to thrive

What do you think executive coaching is? Is it simply learning new skills or developing existing ones? First and foremost, how important is the relationship between you and your coach? Let’s consider that in a sporting context: would Roger Federer have achieved his successes without his coach in the background (always in the background, not [...]

Keen to Succeed in Business? Never Neglect Your Recruitment Strategy…

“I’m afraid that we don’t think you’re the right fit for the role and will be relinquishing you of your duties…” Do these words sound familiar, at all? All too often, staff are dismissed because senior management sits back, reflect, assess their performance, and conclude that their team aren't living up to expectations. While there [...]

Are You Inspiring Your Workforce, Or Creating Divisions?

Some might say that building a team of industry superstars is a sure-fire route to success. However, while a talented ensemble of employees is crucial for companies striving to fulfil lofty aspirations, it’s fundamental that an inspirational working environment is provided, to allow a team to perform to their maximum potential. According to a study [...]

Letting Someone Go? How to Ease the Heat When Firing an Employee

Paul Wolfowitz once mused: “Firing employees: Unfortunately, that’s a part of doing business.” While laying off staff is seemingly instinctive for the ex-President of the World Bank, firing members of your team is far from a straightforward task – irrespective of what Google, fellow business owners, or your friends may tell you after a few [...]

How to create a strong business culture (Infographic)

Culture – why is it so important in business and for the people it employs and the customer and clients it serves? In order to attract great employees, loyal clients and customers, it is important to maintain the right environment, practice the right beliefs and hold the same values. You may think it doesn’t really [...]

Dealing with work-related stress this National Stress Awareness Month

April 2019 has been National Stress Awareness Month, providing a great opportunity for us all to review our approach to dealing with stress at work. Unfortunately, even as mental health in the workplace has become more and more openly discussed, there is still a stigma attached to stress. This stigma can often make people reluctant [...]

Setting yourself up to succeed as a Leader

Congratulations! You've just been appointed into your first leadership role. Are you ready? Of course, you are. You’ve read a couple of books and your last manager made it look so easy. So all you have to do now is get on with it. Is it that simple? This new leadership role is your first [...]

This year will be better – we promise!

We are through the first month of 2019 and how many of your resolutions have you started? Whatever your resolution, from drinking more water and joining a gym, to saving money or travelling more, this is the month when we ‘put a line in the sand’ and we all strive to make improvements in our [...]

It’s Christmas! How to avoid HR Issues at the Office party

It's the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas jumpers, secret Santa gifts and mince pies, even the workplace becomes a place of celebration. This time of year is fantastic for employee recognition and team bonding; one of the most notable occasions being, of course, the works Christmas party. However, whilst this is a [...]