Five ways you’re letting your employees down.

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

Every Iron Throne needs a little softness!

In a recent article entitled ‘Winter is coming!’ my colleague Liaquat used the hugely successful TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ as his analogy for the inevitability of change, and the need to innovate – so let’s keep with the theme, and talk about power and Influence! The battle for the Iron Throne is all about … Continue reading “Every Iron Throne needs a little softness!”

Personalised learning is vital

If personalised learning is so vital, why aren’t more organisations doing it?   According to the 2017 L&D Global Sentiment Survey, 77% of learning professionals believe the hot topic for organisational learning this year will be personalised learning and adaptive training delivery.   So why aren’t more of us doing it? In reality, providing someone … Continue reading “Personalised learning is vital”

Have you reached a professional plateau?

As young, inexperienced dreamers entering the big wide world of employment, we all entertained grand ideas, passions, and fantasies of enormous success, fame or acclaim. We have finished our schooling, perhaps further education, we’ve answered all the ‘what career to follow’ questionnaires and picked a direction, setting out in the safe knowledge that we will … Continue reading “Have you reached a professional plateau?”

Imposter Syndrome in the workplace

Is ‘Imposter Syndrome’ an issue that business leaders and L&D practitioners need to factor into their developmental plans, the future of their workers and of their brand – or is it just another millennial buzzword that excuses a lack of drive in an entitled generation? Firstly, we need to explain what we mean by ‘imposter … Continue reading “Imposter Syndrome in the workplace”

The top ten reasons your employees dislike you

We all want to be respected in the workplace – but not everyone knows how to garner genuine respect. Demanding that respect from your employees and being domineering is one of the most damaging approaches to leadership. What traits do employees dislike in their leaders, and how can you avoid being the kind of manager … Continue reading “The top ten reasons your employees dislike you”

Do you trust your leaders?

For obvious reasons, as we all cast our votes today, the topic of what makes a great leader is being hotly discussed in offices, warehouses, break rooms and factory floors across the UK.
If you have a leader who alienates the people you work with, and who offends long standing clients, the lasting damage that can be done to your reputation can be difficult to come back from.

For obvious reasons, as we all cast our votes today, the topic of what makes a great leader is being hotly discussed in offices, warehouses, break rooms and factory floors across the UK.
If you have a leader who alienates the people you work with, and who offends long standing clients, the lasting damage that can be done to your reputation can be difficult to come back from.

Building honest leaders

Leadership matters; how can you be sure that you’re giving your team what they need, and getting the best from them in return? Truly great leadership is innate – it’s something you either have or you don’t. Clearly, we aren’t all going to have those natural leadership skills – but that doesn’t mean that we … Continue reading “Building honest leaders”

Leadership is a team sport

Some leaders are so keen to prove that they are on top that they forget the shoulders they stand on to be where they are… Think back through your working history. Think of every leader you’ve had, since the first job you took in your youth, to the leadership team that supports you where you … Continue reading “Leadership is a team sport”