How to become an Effective Manager

How to become an Effective Manager A recent article in the New York Times outlined research by Google on over 10,000 management interventions such as awards and performance reviews.  The results highlighted the key attributes that Google reinforces in its managers, and in particular the skills required to transition from being a team member to […]

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10 Ways to Increase Your Executive Presence

 10 Ways to Increase Your Executive Presence   In the past most job adverts for Leadership roles would ask for ‘gravitas’ as a requirement.  A few years ago, when most senior positions were occupied by males over six foot, their very height served them well in demonstrating this sought-after ‘gravitas’.  Fast forward to after the […]

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10 Steps to Better Decision Making

10 Steps to Better Decision Making In the fast-paced workplace leaders and managers need to be seen to be decisive in order to implement the company strategy, resolve key issues and gain respect; many management gurus recommend taking swift action to make a decision even if it turns out to be the wrong one, but […]

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Another Great ‘My Curry Night’

 Another Great ‘My Curry Night’ It was great to support another My Curry Night in Swansea in aid of Kidney Wales with Rupert Moon hosting an entertaining Q and A with Wales and Lions Shane Williams and James Hook.  And good to meet some of the people supported by the charity and see so many familiar […]

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The Power of Asking ‘Why?’

The Power of Asking ‘Why’? As any parent, guardian or teacher of young children will know, it is sometimes a challenge to always come up with a sound response to a child’s constant questioning ‘Why?’  Happily, children are naturally inquisitive, but as they get older and enter the education system they stop asking ‘Why’ as […]

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Client Feedback

A Selection of Client Feedback ‘I have been working with Jill for the past year and I have found her support and guidance invaluable.  The skill sets that Jill has helped me develop to drive and lead a sales team have been so effective.  I have completely changed my thought process, Jill has added so […]

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A CEO’s View of Executive Coaching and Mentoring

A CEO’s View of Executive Coaching and Mentoring It’s sometimes difficult for Executive Coaches to convey what Executive Coaching and Mentoring actually involve.  Here are the views of a CEO client on one of our bespoke Executive Coaching and Mentoring Programmes: ‘At the outset I have to admit to being somewhat sceptical about the Executive Coaching for […]

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What does Strong and Stable Leadership look like?

What does ‘Strong and Stable Leadership’ look like? Unfortunately the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, and the Tory party have had to learn some harsh lessons on leadership over the past few weeks;  the principles of these lessons can also be applied to business leaders: In order to be able to demonstrate ‘strong and stable’ […]

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Flexible Working

Flexible Working Employees, especially Millennials, crave flexible working, whether it be flexi-time, the ability to work remotely, or to take unpaid holidays.  Flexible working is proven to increase engagement. So, again practicing what we preach, we’ve moved today’s meeting outside the Natural Talent office in Wales, in order to be able to enjoy the sunshine, […]

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