Are your team hallucinating?

When I was learning to be coach, my tutor told me to read a really great book ‘Effective Coaching’ by a guy called Miles Downey.  I loved it as a book and it definitely helped me to develop my coaching skills, so if you’re looking...

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How to make your one-to-one’s more people focused

To truly turn the process of performance management into a leadership activity, we believe, it is the individual one-to-one's that will make the biggest difference.   These are the leader’s best opportunity to really find out how the individual is doing, what is going on for them...

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One:One – Carla Stent

Hi Martin here.   Elizabeth and I wanted to share  another video in our one to one series where we chat with different business leaders about their experiences and the challenges they’ve faced.   In this video we chat to Carla Stent who I’ve actually worked with during my...

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The Shawshank Principle

We were sitting in another of our favourite coffee shops the other day and somehow or another we got talking about our favourite films.   We have very different tastes however one of the films we both agreed was a classic and in both our respective top...

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The Naked Chef

As you might expect in our line of work, Elizabeth and I are often asked to name people who we personally find inspirational.   It’s pretty easy to pick out some of the ‘usual suspects’ like Barack Obama or Martin Luther king but I guess the person,...

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Merry Christmas!!

We’re always talking to people about the need to step back and reflect on what they've achieved and what still needs to be done.   So we’d thought we’d share some of our highlights of 2016 as well as letting you in on some of our goals...

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What type of leader do you want to be?

A few years ago we were both lucky enough to be able to see one of our leadership hero’s in person – Mr Ken Blanchard!  He certainly didn’t disappoint us.  He really does embody all the things he writes and talks about, and you can...

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Why 70/20/10 doesn’t work!

The 70/20/10 model is widely accepted as the way most development should be constructed in organisations today.  For those of you not familiar with it, in essence the framework says effective learning is a combination of:-   70% of learning completed done on the job and...

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