Engaging your team

Have you sussed what makes them tick? I had some lovely feedback last week from one of my clients relating to a development programme I’m running for his management team. He was referring to some actions taken from the programme and on this occasion it related to finding out what’s important. Too many managers waste […]

More than just a headache

Trusting your team when sick I know I’ve talked about trust many times before, and that it’s two-way; if you want your team to trust you, you need to demonstrate your trust in them. Today I want to talk about a very specific example. Believing them when they phone in sick. This week is migraine […]

Measuring Employee Engagement

Measuring employee engagement. Poor engagement is costing businesses millions, but if you don’t measure it how can you manage it? As a business owner understandably you’re focused on sales and growth. Most business owners I work with are too. But I also see many letting money slip through their fingers unnoticed. Profits they could retain with […]

Employee Recognition starts with Thank You

Employee Recognition? Why do 78% of employees feel they’re not recognised? This isn’t the blog post I intended to share today; but I was prompted by seeing 2 uplifting posts on LinkedIn this morning, both celebrating team members’ efforts. One was from the team member herself, sharing the thank you note and flowers she’d received […]

ROI on training

#1 mistake I see with staff training is not doing enough to make an easy transition from theory to the real world.
Skills training needs practice to perfect, and time to form new habits. Without this means not a poor return on investment, and a negative and demotivating impact on the employee.

Inspiring the next generation

What has the Olympics got to do with recruitment or inspiring the next generation? OK, despite my comments at the start of the Olympics, I tune in every evening. Apart from watching our amazing Team GB, I loved seeing the video clips of kids having a go, and improvising with various household props. A couple […]

Encourage your team

Encourage your team to do their best by taking some lessons from the Olympics. If these help win gold medals, what impact they can have on your team? Nine years ago, I was hooked. I’ve never really been a big sports fan, but as my husband enjoys athletics, we’ve always enjoyed the Olympics. Particularly in […]