Continuous Improvement

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

10 Problems Great Managers Face

No matter how well you perform and the results you achieve, there will always be challenges and obstacles that will cause you to wonder if you are going in the right direction as a manager. Those challenges will make you question the validity of your…

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Winning In Business Is A Marathon – Not A Sprint!

I watched the London Marathon with great interest this weekend; I was exhausted just watching these runners from the comfort of my own sofa! It had me thinking about the motivations for running a marathon and the mentalities of winning. (more…)

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What They Don’t Teach You At University & College To Prepare You For The Job Market & Life – Welcome To The Real World

Click on the cover to download With the job market so crowded it can be tough as a graduate to get on to the first rung of the ladder in terms of your career. We have trained thousands of graduates over the years and employed…

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How Does Your Leadership CV Read?

Keeping your CV up to date does not mean you are looking for another job. I am often asked for my CV to form part of a proposal for training or consultancy work. Updating your CV regularly also reminds you how much or how little…

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No ‘Performance’ No Pay!

A lot has been talked about in the years since the banking crisis about performance related pay, mainly in connection with huge bonuses for people who already enjoy high salaries. In some cases shareholders have revolted and blocked bonuses, where in other cases bosses have…

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Why Every Senior Manager & Leader Should Write A Weekly Blog

All managers and leaders I speak with say they never have enough time, so why am I adding to their burden by saying they must write a blog? The answer is quite simple, it is a perfect communication channel to let staff know what you…

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Success Is Not About Winning, It’s A State Of Mind!

As the Winter Olympics of Sochi 2014 comes to an end the abiding memory for me will be the significant contrast in emotion of the British women’s and men’s curling teams at the ends of their final matches. Britain’s women won curling bronze when skipper…

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The Six Thinking Hats – Infographic

We’ve all heard of the Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats haven’t we? Well, we should hope you have! In this infographic we are going to revisit these 6 learning styles and asess how you can use them in your role. (more…)

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Out Of The Ashes Grow The Roses Of Success

No apologies for non-cricket fans as there are some really great messages in this piece for us all to learn from. Yes this blog is a bit of a post mortem on the thrashing of the England cricket team by Australia in the recent “Ashes…

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What Makes People ‘Lucky’?

I have just read an interesting article on LinkedIn by Dharmesh Shah the Founder and CTO at HubSpot. The piece was all about ‘luck’ and how anyone can create their own? The ‘luck’ Dharmesh refers to is not the kind that wins you the Lotto…

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Stop The Excuses!

This blog is going to be a bit of a rant so I apologise in advance if it sounds a bit ‘shouty’. The subject of my ire is excuses and a specific kind of excuse in particular. The excuse is the one where someone tries…

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The Secret Of Successful Leadership Is…? Self-Criticism!

That is the answer according to Jeff Immelt and he should know as he has been the boss of US giant General Electric (GE) for 12 years. He says “I think you can’t do a job like this for a long time unless you’re horribly…

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