Author Archive | Jill Maidment

Best Practice for Executive Coaching Programmes

Best Practice for Executive Coaching Programmes In the increasingly challenging and VUCA business environment there is a need for leaders to swiftly hone a wide range of diverse skills; this has led to a sharp rise in the number of Executive Coaches, however the industry still remains unregulated, which means that best practice is often […]

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Holiday Reading

Holiday Reading As many people head off on their vacation/staycation/workation we often get asked to recommend some holiday reading that isn’t too taxing for the brain, but also isn’t just a trashy novel, in other words, readers are looking for self-improvement books, which will have a motivational and inspirational effect on them and lead to positive […]

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Is 80% Good Enough?

Is 80% Good Enough? We are all familiar with Pareto’s Law, also known as the 80/20 Rule, that 20% of effort delivers 80% of results.  However, in increasingly busy and connected work and home environments, some managers and their team members are asking if 80% of delivery is now good enough?  By this they mean […]

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How to Approach Difficult Conversations

How to Approach Difficult Conversations Most leaders and managers will agree that they do not relish having the difficult conversations, whether this is a leader with his/her team, a manager with one of his/her direct reports, or even a C-suite executive with the Board.  Unfortunately a leader or manager may put off having a difficult […]

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Do You Book a Vacation, Staycation, Or Workation?

Do You Book a Vacation, Staycation, Or Workation? As the holiday season approaches, millions of British people are planning to fly or drive abroad, often in search of two weeks of sun and rest.   Depending on which statistics you analyse, in 2017 the average number of holidays abroad taken per head was 1.7, with ‘staycations’ […]

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10 Lessons in Life

10 Lessons in Life I recently met up with the group of young professional athletes, for whom I had provided pro-bono Coaching sessions, as they had been forced to take early retirement; last year our group Coaching session had resulted in their Rules for Life which have proved very popular.  We met up in the same […]

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Associate HR Consultants Required

Associate HR Consultants Required Natural Talent is pleased to be looking for highly qualified and experienced Associate HR Consultants, who are resident in the South and South West of England, South Wales and London, to assist with some of our clients’ recruitment and organisational development projects.  These will include the design of: Leadership and Management […]

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10 Challenges Facing Leaders and Managers

10 Challenges Facing Leaders and Managers I was fortunate to have dinner recently with leaders and managers from some of the world’s largest organizations.  Despite working in different functions across very diverse industries they all agreed on the same 10 challenges: Managing and Coaching the Millennials: As Millennials now constitute almost half the workforce, leaders […]

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12 Steps to Manage Your Inbox

12 Steps to Manage Your Inbox We wager that there are very few members of the working population who would have started last weekend with an empty Inbox.  On a normal Friday there is always a flurry of demands for information, tasks to be completed, or queries to be answered, however last Friday, even ahead […]

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