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Santa – A Great Leader?

  Those people that know me well, know that I am crazy about Christmas. At any time during the year I can tell you exactly how many sleeps it is until Christmas. So, I thought it was time I wrote a blog that was dedicated to the big man himself, Father Christmas.... read more

Coaching in a Disruptive World

Increasingly over the last few months, I have come across the word “disruptive” being used in an organisational context.  Change is, as we know, inevitable in both our work and home lives, but the idea of being purposefully disruptive is not one that sits... read more

Executive Coaching – a New Adventure

Last weekend I started on a new adventure – I went back to University! I have signed up to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching at Leicester Castle Business School (part of De Montfort University), a course that will not only give me an... read more

Getting Ahead!

There is no escaping that Christmas is around the corner – John Lewis have launched their Christmas ad so it must be ok to talk about the “C” word now! Most of us start to think about new beginnings and resolutions after the festivities have ended,... read more

Recharging the Batteries

    I recently went to the Hay Festival, a literature festival in the beautiful town of Hay on Wye, just over the border into Wales. This is an annual holiday for us, and a highlight of the year. However, trying to explain the Festival to those who... read more

Learning at Work Week

  Monday 15th May marks the start of Learning at Work Week and this year’s theme is Curious and Creative.  The aim is to put the spotlight on the importance of learning and development at work as, given the growing skills gap, encouraging organisations to invest... read more

New Bitesize Courses

One of the questions I often get asked by clients is “how can we develop our people without causing too much disruption to day to day business?”. We all know how important it is to develop the skills of our teams, and that a well motivated, capable team... read more

Your behaviour is always having an impact

I spend a lot of time in workshops and during coaching sessions, talking about the behaviour of team members and strategies that managers could use to manage those behaviours. But increasingly, I am asking managers to start to think about their own behaviours. Your... read more

Personalised Learning with MBTI Step II

As an MBTI Practitioner, it is no surprise that I am a big fan of the Myers Briggs tool (it would be worrying if I wasn’t!) But I have recently been asked to take a team of Directors through the MBTI Step II tool, individually to begin with, and then use it as a... read more