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Authentic is defined as being “of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.” There has been considerable hype and focus on authentic leadership in recent years but many Leaders remain confused about what it is and why you should pay attention to it....

Mindfulness is more than meditation. A common question we get asked is how mindfulness works or is it just a hype? Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and with huge demands and pressure today in the workplace what better time to practice and learn about mindfulness....

In navigating the Diversity and Inclusion minefield, we need to be aware that we can be overly focused on difference and not enough on the common work purpose, goals and outcomes we share with others and on teams....

We’ve reached the final blog of our Trust series. Previously, we discussed in times of organisational change – Trust changes everything and how to effectively manage resistance to change....

The use of Technology in Learning and Development is changing rapidly.  High performing Learning and Development departments understand this and take a blended approach to learning using the right technology for the right situations. According to the American Society of Training and Development’s 2013 Learning &......

Educating your employees on your financials will not make accountants out of them but it will definitely help them to become more engaged and effective in their roles. Many organisations do a very good job in developing and communicating their vision, mission and values.  They......

Learning as we know it has changed forever. We are going through a learning revolution. Data and creativity lead the way in todays’ learning organisation. The migration of the best and brightest talent to want to work in startups  reflects their desire to constantly be creating and innovating.  This......

How many of you see the old woman? How many of you see the young woman? If I ask these same questions again in a month’s time the chances are that the person you saw first a month ago will be the same person you......

Good translators are well worth their price for important multi-lingual communications, but for everyday interactions with a multi-national team you can remove confusion at the source by making your global communications globally understandable. I recently translated English into English for a Mexican retail sales trainer......

All great mentors draw on their experience and common sense when confronted by those that haven’t yet wised up. I was lucky enough to be in Cardiff when Munster won their won their 2nd Heineken cup in 2008. During the after match celebrations in Bristol......

There are no guarantees in strategy execution. The Real truth is that the oft-quoted 90% strategy execution failure rate might be right. The origin of this statistic is unclear although most cite the 2008 Kaplan and Norton book  The Execution Premium as their source. While this statistic is debatable, what......

As People Managers it is important to stop, think and challenge ourselves on a regular basis about our preconceived opinions about people, especially as we prepare for performance management discussions.  If we do not, we run the risk of making adverse judgments and/or being influenced......

Increasing employee innovation is easy! Just ask them for their ideas and implement the most cost effective options. The best and most effective way to do this is the World Café approach. I have just returned from facilitating a 2-day World Café event for a......

It’s simple – spend time on development, do it right with the right people with the right skills, get stakeholders and senior people involved and the high performance results will speak for themselves! I spend most of my weekends on the side of a pitch......

Undistracted by the glory and acclaim of the high profile sale, introverts remain focused on your customers’ needs, actively listening and building meaningful relationships. While extroverts excel at generating interest and drumming up new business with their flamboyant, enthusiastic and confident personas, introverts are much......

Every entrepreneur wants to build something greater than themselves. It’s an exciting but sometimes lonely road. You want to inspire people to see the future potential of your business. You want to show them the path ahead so they can come along with you.There are......

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