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Tips for holding a great 121 - leadership coach in Chesterfield

Tips for holding a great 121

My clients often ask me what makes for a great 121 (one-on-one) followed by how to have them. My personal view is that having a great 121 meeting with a team member involves effective communication, active listening, and a focus on achieving specific goals and outcomes. They should be done regularly and consistently with the…

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Unintentional Leadership: 5 Clues That You’re an Accidental Leader

What are accidental leaders? These are individuals who never set out to lead, yet for various reasons found themselves steering teams, guiding projects or running small businesses and as a result now face the challenges of managing people without prior preparation or training.. . If you’ve ever questioned how you ended up in a leadership…

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My 5 Key “Go To” Principles to Empowering My Team

In my last blog “Empowering Your success”, I wrote about what empowerment means to me and the benefits I believe an empowering approach brings to the leader and the team. In this article I thought I’d share 5 of the strategies I have used to empower the many teams I have led over the years.…

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The Power of Preparedness: Why Your Small Business Needs a Succession Plan

What is Succession planning? How often has someone handed their notice in and it has surprised you leaving a huge hole and a big impact? Or maybe you knew they might be leaving at some point in the future but didn’t really believe it would happen ……so had no contingency? Maybe you want to step…

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Small Business Owner – Leader or Manager?

In a small business, the role of the leader is especially critical, as they often hold multiple roles and wear several different hats often swapping these hats many times over the course of a day, ….as well as being responsible for making important decisions that can have a significant impact on the business. They will be…

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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

What is Emotional Intelligence? The phrase Emotional Intelligence (EI) is believed to be first used in 1990 by researchers Drs John Mayer and Peter Salovey. They defined EI as “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions” (Salovey…

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Two Powerful Communication Strategies Effective Leaders Use To Engage Employees

Communication is the backbone of strong leadership, employee engagement, and overall business success. Leaders who use effective communication strategies inspire their teams, set clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders. Which Communication Strategies Are Most Effective to Engage Employees? After analysing over 30 years of global job performance and employee engagement…

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Turnover- The Ants are Fleeing the Colony

“Why is everybody leaving?” he said as he stomped into the office. “In the last four weeks we’ve lost two of our best middle managers and I just heard through the rumour mill we are going to lose two more!” Is this a familiar scene? People don’t leave jobs, they leave people. The costs of…

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New Role of HR Manager: Hiring Success Management (HSM)

Hiring and development of good talent is getting a boost from more sophisticated data management. Forward thinking companies are now utilising more sophisticated software systems that use data science and predictive analytics to alleviate the menial work. This new breed of “smart” hiring software is fuelling an emerging category called hiring success management (HSM). As HSM…

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Incessant Complainers

Incessant Complainers. Do you have this type of employee in your organisation? Characteristics: Non-stop complaining about the company, the working environment, colleagues and customers; does not see problems as opportunities to improve a situation. Complains about things but walks away when called to take up the challenge to change things for better. Traits to look…