Career Satisfaction – Managing your career

If you counted the number of hours spent working per week, it is likely that we often spend more time devoted to work than anything else in our lives. It’s phenomenal to think that many of us spend more time with people at work than we do with our own families and friends! Of course,…

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Team Motivation – How to motivate yourself and your team

When you think about team motivation, the starting point is to understand what motivates you as an individual. The work we do on ourselves helps us connect with others and be better placed to lead them well. We all have basic needs. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs talks about the 5 basic clusters of needs: 1)…

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Time for reflection

August can be a great chance to refresh and reenergise. Whether you are taking holiday, working through or taking a staycation, building regular moments of reflection, i.e. thinking time, is invaluable and yet is often an overlooked item in our ever-increasing busy diaries. When was the last time you took some time to stop, think…

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12 tips to develop leadership skills for new managers

“What got you here won’t get you there” Marshall Goldsmith  In my work with new and emerging leaders it is imperative that we quickly focus on developing a successful and authentic leadership approach.  As a newly appointed leader, we face a challenge to deliver through others whilst learning the leadership skills and expectations in the…

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The Dance of Change

I seem to have had change after change happening. A new website, a new facebook page, new clients, new volunteering role, new study topics, all of which I have actively been looking for and wanting, all of which comes on top of my “usual” life. And I was pondering the other day why I have…

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Silence is Golden – the power of listening

Most of us are very good at talking. Most of us are extremely good at giving advice. I wonder if most of us though, are not so good at just being with silence? Often when I am on the train I observe those around me having conversations. And in the workplace too. I notice that…

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