Leadership Development

During the school holidays I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a great blend of time with my son, time working with clients, time working on the business and some time to use as I chose, for myself.  All in varying proportions.  My son equally...

I had a brilliant experience when I recently learned to ski for the first time. I love a challenge, especially if it involves overcoming some fear. But that isn’t true for everyone.  Over the course of the week I was reminded how important it is...

Conflict Management. It conjures up all kinds of emotions. Difficult relationships, hardship, long term disputes, I could go on. Yet while some avoid it at all costs, strong leaders welcome it and even encourage it. Why is that? And what can be gained from it? We...

Some things are clear cut. Black and white. Decisions are easy. But there is no black and white when it comes to decisions about people, which can create a few problems when it comes to writing and implementing policies for business. A common misconception that...

It’s been a little while now and we’ve all had time to mourn the fact that it didn’t come home after all. England’s performance this year was historic and had millions of people on the edge of their seats – whether they liked football or...

If you’re running a team, no matter how small, you’ve probably conducted a performance review. They’re fairly simple on the surface – a periodic meeting between manager and direct report to assess performance and suggest improvements. We’re finding they are increasingly the subject of much...

Do you find it difficult to make important business decisions?  Or perhaps you find yourself putting off making an important decision? We make decisions every day. From what to wear or what to eat for breakfast, to who to hire or what to achieve next....

I was invited to join the Martin Grant Homes team who were taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a local charity. A member of their original team had dropped out and it took a mere 20 seconds to agree to take...

When it comes to business and people development, we believe personality profiles can contribute to bottom-line building, ROI driving and performance enhancing people development solutions.  Specifically developed to help team members understand themselves and each other, personality profiling tools can support the building of strong...

Over (many!) years I’ve worked with people and teams of all shapes, sizes and levels and there is one perennial topic that seems to prevail. Conflict. If left unattended, it can at best hold back team potential and at worst, result in irrecoverable loss of...