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Poor performance is like a leaking tap

Dealing with poor performance can be tricky even for the most experienced of leaders. But when you are in a new role, it can be even harder. There is a tendency to lean towards focusing on the tangible high profile stuff.  But a problem with a member of the team that...

Why journaling is good for business

I know what you are thinking. “This woman has seriously lost the plot. I’ve got an important report to deliver by the end of the week, meetings every day, and an ever-changing Christmas list from my kids that I need to order online when I get home. Plus, I need to...

Making meetings matter

“Argh”, I hear you cry, “not another meeting!”. Organisations are being held to ransom by a ‘meetings culture’ and leaders are struggling to make them matter. The average UK worker attends 3.7 meetings a week. They spend 1 hour and nine minutes preparing for it and 1...

When your team isn’t playing ball

A poor performing team can cause a considerable amount of stress for everyone.  Problems like infighting, back stabbing, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability are commonplace. When a team member stops playing ball it’s time to show them the yellow card. It’s...

Is your mental hard drive full?

It was great to see so many people openly sharing issues and posts around mental health for #mentalhealthawareness day yesterday, and I hope that this continues to help people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to name but a few. Many more organisations...

How to beat the Autumn blues

Is the change in seasons making you down? There appear to be two camps when it comes to Autumn. There are people like me that absolutely love it. I love the familiarity of a fresh start in September that is anchored from my fond memories of starting a new school term....

How to end the meetings culture that is taking over your life

It's official – you are wasting your life in meetings. There appears to be an epidemic of death by meetings. The number of clients that are complaining of feeling stressed and overwhelmed is on the rise, and one of the most significant factors that they cite is that...

Three things guaranteed to build your confidence today

"The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value" Carol Dweck Confidence is essentially self -efficacy plus optimism; the...

4 things to remember when your day (or life) goes tits up!

Feeling smug. Monday morning I return from holiday feeling rested, restored and focussed. New Monday morning routine ensues with Yoga at 6:45. By 8:45 I have eaten breakfast with my children, lovingly packed them off to school and cracked on with some client follow...

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