The Two Words a Leader Craves Hearing

The Two Words a Leader Craves Hearing During our Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Programmes most global leaders, when asked how they want to be perceived by their teams and key stakeholders, will say that above all, they wish to be trusted and respected.  In turn, during our Career Coaching and Management Development Progammes middle […]

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12 Great Ways to Coach Your Inner Critic

12 Great Ways to Coach Your Inner Critic There are often discussions on how to tame your ‘Inner Critic’, or ‘Negative Voice’, sometimes referred to as stamping out the ‘Automatic Negative Thoughts’ or ‘ANTs’, which seem to race around some peoples’ brains and multiply at speed. Side Effects of ANTs Having an inner critic isn’t necessarily […]

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 12 Ways to a Stress-free Christmas

12 Ways to a Stress-Free Christmas Back by popular demand are our 12 Ways to a Stress-Free Christmas, as many working mothers in particular appear to be racing around trying to create the perfect Christmas.  The TV adverts certainly don’t help and forget that not everyone has a perfect family and that many plans don’t […]

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Who is Your Leader Role Model?

Who is Your Leader Role Model? Often we are asked to assist current and future leaders in increasing their executive presence and gravitas in order to obtain a promotion or step up in to a C-suite or VP role.  As executive presence is something intangible, at the outset of our Leadership Development or Executive Coaching […]

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How Not to be a ‘But…’ Leader

How not to be a ‘But…’ Leader Last week, as I was trying to work on the train to London, the whole carriage couldn’t help but overhear a 1:1 with what appeared to be a Sales Director giving her Head of Sales some feedback – in a very loud voice!  Aside from the fact that […]

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Why you should Interview your Executive Coach

Why you should Interview your Executive Coach Last week two new clients were referred to me for Executive Coaching and Mentoring.  One leader had been given very direct and unusual feedback after completing a psychometric test at a development centre, which had resulted in her unnecessarily questioning her position and value within the organization.  Another […]

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Black Friday Offers

Black Friday Offers Some of our clients in the US have asked if we are providing any discounts for Black Friday, which is another American tradition the UK has adopted.  In the rush for bargains, it’s often forgotten that in the US Black Friday follows Thanksgiving, which is a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim […]

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How to Run Effective Offsites

How to Run Effective Offsites As we all know, the governments offsite at Chequers a few weeks ago didn’t go too well and the ‘fallout’ continues.  Here are 10 simple ways to ensure an effective offsite: 1) Create time for a regular offsite, at the minimum quarterly:  Offsites, strategy away days, and team bonding sessions […]

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Communication is Key

Communication is Key It was another interesting commute to London today; thank you to the wonderful GWR staff for their time. The key to good Customer Service is Communication.  Customers will be tolerant if their supplier communicates regularly with them, not just the good news, but also the bad news.  And the more information and […]

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