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  • 11 Jun 2014 Experience Vs Perseverance: Let’s do the Maths

    Experience Vs Perseverance: Let’s do the Maths

    Watching our very own Lauren Steadman cross the finish line at the London World Series, ahead of vastly more experienced and 3 times unbeaten champion, Faye McClelland, it got us thinking – What’s the most valuable performance quality, Experience or Perseverance?

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  • 09 Jul 2014 5 Unusual Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

    5 Unusual Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

    A great business leader sets ambitious goals and consistently grows their bottom line. To do this successfully, it’s imperative that they engage the rest of the business in their vision. However, before a leader can engage an entire business, they have to demonstrate that they’re worthy of the following…

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  • 17 Jul 2014 Going Deutsche: 4 Business Lessons from The World Cup

    Going Deutsche: 4 Business Lessons from The World Cup

    The well known old adage of ‘German Efficiency’ was beautifully demonstrated during a recent ‘low key’ football competition we were witness to (whether we liked it or not!).  However, as we know, more often than not, these kinds of stereotypes are borne out of truth. From football, to motor vehicles, to train travel, the Germans […]

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  • 14 Aug 2014 360 Degree Feedback Surveys: 5 Best Practices

    360 Degree Feedback Surveys: 5 Best Practices

    A robust 360° feedback system can bring a host of benefits to a business. Not least improving retention, increasing employee engagement and ultimately, increasing the productivity of employees.

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  • 29 Aug 2014 Why and how to build your leadership funnel

    Why and how to build your leadership funnel

    Whether they know it or not, every organisation has a leadership funnel, it’s just a question of how much emphasis is put on building and developing it…

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  • 12 Oct 2014 Stepping Up from Manager to Leader: 5 Things to Know

    Stepping Up from Manager to Leader: 5 Things to Know

    Moving up the corporate ladder from manager to leader is a natural career progression for many people. However, it can be a huge culture shock, and if you’re unprepared for the changes this brings, you may find yourself missing the management role you were so keen to step away from.

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  • 27 Oct 2014 Why January is Too Late for Employee Retention Planning

    Why January is Too Late for Employee Retention Planning

    Historically, January is the most popular month for job hunting but if you leave your employee retention plans until then, it could be too late to stem the flow of talent. We look at a cost effective way to begin planning your employee retention strategy now, so you can concentrate on improving performance in the New Year, rather than looking for new staff to fill the gaps.

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  • 28 May 2014 4 Less Obvious Benefits of Employee Wellbeing

    4 Less Obvious Benefits of Employee Wellbeing

    The evidence for the tangible, financial benefits of an employee wellbeing programme are well documented. However, there are 4 additional, less obvious advantages which, whilst not having an immediate and obvious benefit to the bottom line, are just as important…

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  • 27 May 2014 The 7 Levels of Effective Management Development

    The 7 Levels of Effective Management Development

    A successful Management Development programme not only increases performance from staff and managers but ensures there is a robust succession plan in place for the business to continue to grow. Time and again, most notably in a sales environment, high performing employees are promoted to a management position, based on performance in their previous role. […]

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  • 14 May 2014 3 Essential Workshop Topics for Leadership Teams

    3 Essential Workshop Topics for Leadership Teams

    It’s no secret that successful organisations invest heavily in developing the leadership skills of their individual senior managers. But often they give less attention to the collective skills of the senior management team and the impact this has on overall business performance. Most senior team members are selected with a great deal of care and […]

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  • 23 Jan 2014 4 Leadership Qualities for Success

    4 Leadership Qualities for Success

    We spend a great deal of our time working with CEOs and senior executives, to help them get the most from their people. One thing’s for sure, every business leader has their own unique personality and leadership style. Over the years, however, we’ve noticed a number of common traits that the best leaders possess. 1) […]

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  • 02 Feb 2014 5 Employee Engagement Tips for HR Directors

    5 Employee Engagement Tips for HR Directors

    There’s no denying the importance of employee engagement. Countless studies have reinforced the fact that higher engagement levels lead to higher productivity and ultimately increased profits for an organisation. As well as the obvious benefits to the business, engaged employees possess a greater sense of well-being and job satisfaction. Not only will this have a […]

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  • 02 May 2014 The 5 Pillars of Effective Executive Coaching

    The 5 Pillars of Effective Executive Coaching

    Executives and senior managers are increasingly turning to business coaches to help develop their careers, improve their own performance and get better results from those that report into them. High quality executive coaching needs skilled, experienced coaches who can quickly build a bond of trust, mutual respect and openness. It needs the experience to know […]

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