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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Leading global teams

I work with leaders across the world who are managing teams they have never met in person, who are in different time zones, speak different languages, with a multitude of different perspectives and ways of working. This brings with it a set of benefits and challenges as a leader in this environment. In our latest…

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Leadership skills for a post pandemic workplace

The world is different to a year ago. For some countries and companies, the move to physically working from the office again is a possibility. Whether your approach is a hybrid model of working, back to full time office working or permanently working from home, the next few months brings with it a different approach.…

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What is my purpose?

People come to coaching for many reasons and one of the most common is to figure out what their purpose is. Sometimes we have lost our sense of purpose and it can be useful to take some time to reflect on this. In our latest blog we will investigate what we mean by purpose, its…

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Being effective and productive in current times

It is normal for productivity to ebb and flow at different times of our lives. In a global pandemic being productive has certainly been a challenge, as we may be impacted by all the changes around us for example, home working, home schooling and illness, as well as the lack of variety in our lives…

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Goal Setting this January

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible in to the visible” Tony Robbins  Goal Setting in January can be music to some people’s ears and for others it brings a groan! We hear so much this time of year about how important it is to set goals. The theme of new years…

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What is self-leadership and why is it important?

Often December can be a month of frenetic activity both at home and at work. This year may well bring different challenges, yet there is also an opportunity to reflect and to celebrate what we have personally achieved. This brings me on to the topic for this month’s blog – self-leadership. At the end of…

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Women in Leadership – Are you a people pleaser?

Many women get to the end of the working week and notice that a lot of their time has been focused on other people’s goals and agendas. Often we have the best intentions to focus on our own particular needs and goals, both personally and professionally. Yet, sometimes we reach the end of the working…

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How to avoid workplace burnout

Burnout in the workplace can be very common, in our 24/7 culture it can be easy to feel like we are constantly “on”. Our brains can feel wired all the time and the lines between work and home life can easily blur. To explain what we mean by burnout, we define it as “exhaustion of…

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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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