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Cultural cows and cakes could close you!

With every challenge comes opportunity… yet to realise opportunity you must first challenge your sacred cows and your cake making.

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Posted in Company Culture, Engagement, Decision Making, change management, Business Growth, business strategy, leadership, Strategic Planning

How 2 Navigate Wage Inflation – Round 2

Wage inflation will hit your bottom-line FACT, by how much depends on what you do to protect your bottom line and more importantly your people.

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Posted in Company Culture, Values, Engagement, leadership

Menopause needs men to implement the Menostart

Only 10% of organisations are doing anything about menopause in their businesses.

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Posted in Business Growth, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, People performance, Values

Happy or Content – Asked The President

At the time I was paying more attention to the grilled plaice just placed in front of me to have heard the start of the conversation, but I then clearly heard the voice of my client’s President “Let’s ask the

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Posted in Engagement, leadership, People performance, Principles, Purpose, Values

Key skills required for effective communication during Covid-19

The 3 key components to good communication are the message, the method and the messenger; most organisations focus on the first two and give little thought to the third by automatically defaulting to the person at the top of the

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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Skill Sets

Advice & Attitude – a STERLING case for Business Managers & Employees

In July 2015 Raheem Sterling was signed by Manchester City for £49 million. In June 2019 he was valued by the CIES Football Observatory at £185million. If you invested a significant sum in your people, product or process you’d expect

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The Ideal Employee and the C word

Not all Boards function efficiently, effectively and professionally; and it usually comes down to people followed closely by process. In difficult trading times the cracks of underperformance are harder to paper over, passengers easier to spot and tensions more obvious –

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Posted in Appraisals, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, The Boardroom

Is there a process for assessing Company Culture?

The question was asked by an MD over dinner and discussed (at length) by the other MDs at the table – we referenced the good, the bad and the ugly experiences we’d had. It covered vision, mission, values and behaviours

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Posted in Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Values

Would YOU follow YOUR leadership style?

Our responsibility as business leaders is to inspire our people not hinder them, to remove all the emotional and physical obstacles that stop them believing that the apparent impossible, is actually possible!

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Posted in leadership

How many game changers do you employ?

If 78% of game changers – those who effect significant shifts in the current way of doing or thinking about something – have left companies to work for themselves, what type of employees remain? The survey by eg.1 on the

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Posted in Company Culture, leadership, people