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11 Great Stress Busting Techniques to Use With Your Team

Introduction If you’re stressed, it means you’re doing something right… right? Stress is something that, unfortunately, we’ve all had to deal with at some point and we’ve become accustomed to the idea that, if someone is stressed, they are working hard. Because of this, stress can appear to be part

Can I have a P please Bob? Building your team for success? It’s all about the P’s

It is very rare (in fact I would say non-existent) that a group of people who are randomly thrown together will instantly begin operating as a high performing team.  I have both built and worked in numerous high performing teams over my 25+ years of experience of leadership and it has become very cl

How to Motivate Staff With Low Morale in 7 Easy Steps

Introduction I’ve spoken before about how to motivate your employees and we’ve touched on the best techniques you can implement to create a highly motivated environment where your teams can flourish but what about those members of your team that find it more difficult to be motivated?

Timeless Leadership Principles For Today's Digital World: Boldness, Simplicity and Speed

I believe boldness, simplicity and speed are key leadership principles for success in today's complex world. They should be used to guide our behaviour and activity.

Keeping things on track

Why project management is like a train journey.

How to Promote Teamwork in the Workplace

Introduction "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller There’s no doubting that, when your employees work together, as a collective unit, they are more efficient and productive than if they were to work as individuals. The problem we face is that many of us naturally te

The Ultimate Guide to Chairing Meetings Effectively

Introduction I’ve spoken much in previous posts about meetings and how you can use them to build a culture of teamwork where each individual employee is motivated to work collectively towards the business’ goals. I’ve even mentioned how to create innovative thinking by using meetings as an opportuni

Hidden Mental Health – A Personal Story

The topic of mental health awareness is in the spotlight this week as it was World Mental Health Day yesterday so I thought I would add a personal perspective. I must stress that these are my thoughts and are not meant as a guide. Simply my thoughts!

5 Motivational Sessions For Employees That Work

Introduction Monday Morning Motivation Regular Vision Reminder Team Building Exercises Regular Appraisals Conversations Training Sessions As a leader, you should be striving for greatness. The last thing a great leader wants to have is an unmotivated employee or, worse yet, an entire team of employe

6 Strategies For Enhancing Employee Engagement

It’s no secret that employee engagement is vitally important for improving productivity in the workplace. A disengaged team is an underperforming team and, on the reverse, a team that is fully engaged is capable of unprecedented performance. As a leader, you should want to improve your employees' en

A culture of performance & leadership - 5 Key Questions

Recently I was working with a client who reminded me of how good teams can actually be when they are built, developed and inspired in a positive way with a shared goal that everyone believes in. Their approach to tackling issues is impressive and they truly do work as a team rather than a group of i

Adopting a Democratic Coaching Style in Business

Introduction It’s Called Delegation, Not Idleness You Need Constant Dialogue Your Team Should Be On Board Encourage Creativity You Need to Embody the Style Keep the Future in Mind When I mention the term ‘coaching’, you probably think of a sporting mentor. Am I right? Well, I’m here to tell you that