6 Reasons Why Women Fail to Get Ahead in Business

Female representation in the corporate world’s top jobs hasn’t improved much. In fact, it’s hardly improved at all according to a recent report by McKinsey & Company, despite many companies signing up to promote gender equality.  In the (not so distant) past, it was difficult for women to climb the career ladder to the top spots. I can remember the [...]

6 Reasons Why Women Fail to Get Ahead in Business2019-07-29T17:26:23+01:00

Why You Need to Celebrate The Introverts in Your Team

Introverts. They’ve got a bad rap. They are considered to be quiet, shy, reserved, over analytical and lacking in empathy. Extroverts, on the other hand, are seen as outgoing, opinionated, team players who are going places. But in fact, this is not the case. The truth is that introverts are misunderstood. Psychologist Carl Jung claimed, [...]

Why You Need to Celebrate The Introverts in Your Team2019-07-15T16:52:21+01:00

Powerful Conversations: Are You Failing, Or Flying?

While I realise we are living in the digital age with communication platforms such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Signal and Slack we do however have many conversations face to face throughout the day; at least I am hoping as leaders we do?  The question is, how many of these conversations excite and inspire you? How many prove to be sincere and thought-provoking? [...]

Powerful Conversations: Are You Failing, Or Flying?2019-07-11T12:07:17+01:00

3 Ways To Increase Your Personal Power

Last time we talked about why there is immense value in revisiting your personal power in our current working environment. You can refresh your memory by reading why it’s time to develop your personal power post here.  In part two of our series, we have several suggestions on how to turn your ‘power’ dial-up.  All too often the starting point revolves around stopping [...]

3 Ways To Increase Your Personal Power2019-05-15T09:25:28+01:00

Why It’s Time To Develop Your Personal Power

Personal power? Some people might think it’s a phrase that went out of fashion years ago. Maybe, though in today’s disruptive business landscape we need it more than ever; let me explain.  This is part one of a two-part series where we explain why tapping into your personal power is essential to your success. Next time, [...]

Why It’s Time To Develop Your Personal Power2019-05-15T09:23:58+01:00

Do You Have The Skills And Traits Needed To Be A High Performer Today?

Leaders, managers and contributors; we all play our part in growing organisations.  Though the truth is, do, we have the skills now needed in a changing disruptive economy, to be successful in the various roles we all play in our teams and departments?   Possibly; with a bit of adaptation.  It’s interesting that Stephen Covey published his New York Times Best Seller The 7 Habits [...]

Do You Have The Skills And Traits Needed To Be A High Performer Today?2019-04-02T14:20:17+01:00

7 Ways To Build A Company People Want To Work For

If you get a group of HR people or leaders together today, the conversation of employer branding, staff engagement and company culture are likely to raise its head.  It’s not surprising when you consider we are in the middle of a worldwide skills shortage that increases pressure on talent attraction and management for many organisations.  The whole topic of employee engagement is quite [...]

7 Ways To Build A Company People Want To Work For2019-03-18T18:06:23+01:00

Mid Career Blues: Is It Happening To You?

Mid-career blues can happen to the best of us.  A great example of this phenomenon in action is portrayed in the iconic film Educating Rita.   If you are a film junkie, like me, treat yourself to a copy this Christmas. When it was released, it received a clutch of BAFTA awards, so well worth a watch.  The story revolves around Rita played by Julie Walters, a married hairdresser who one day after a particularly banal customer interaction, utters the immortal words: “Is this all there is?”  [...]

Mid Career Blues: Is It Happening To You?2018-11-27T12:35:08+01:00