Intuito Coaching Blog
New Year, new beginnings…what about celebrating the successes first?
As New Year begins, the media is awash with articles on all the changes we should be making to our lives this January to become fitter, slimmer, more this, less that etc. etc. The focus is on starting afresh rather … Continue reading
Listening – the undervalued skill
So much is written about the skill of communicating through words and yet research shows that as adults we spend on average 45% of our time listening compared to 30% speaking, 16% reading & 19% writing. * Research also suggests … Continue reading
The power of feedback
At its best, feedback is an incredible tool creating inspiration for the future; even unwanted feedback can become a trigger for positive change. Unfortunately, as coaches, we also see examples of this power being misused; feedback at its worse is … Continue reading
Successful leaders don’t need to have all the answers
Many think that successful leaders always know what to say and what action to take however if you talk to successful leaders they often don’t! Like all us they have periods of feeling confused, discouraged & less confident; what’s interesting … Continue reading
Courageous leadership and taking the blame
Rarely do we see 3 high profile leaders resign within the space of hours but then rarely has the result of the UK general election surprised so many. Putting aside the politics, what interested us, was how the leadership resignations … Continue reading
Let it go…
And we’re not talking about the earworm song from Frozen! Through the Growth Voucher programme we have been working with many SME leaders to support them in growing their businesses to the next stage. All are struggling to keep pace … Continue reading
Be true to yourself….
The textbooks would have us believe that all great leaders are true to themselves – in other words demonstrate great authenticity. And yet, when we work with leaders in transition – those recently appointed to more senior roles or changing … Continue reading
Getting the boss to buy-in
One of the toughest challenges for a newly appointed manager is working out how to get the boss to buy-in to their ideas, particularly when the boss is the CEO and founder of the business. This was the dilemma facing … Continue reading
How to achieve those New Year goals
For many people the New Year provides an opportunity to sit back, to review the past year and to re-focus on personal/business goals. Whilst landmark events like New Year, fill us with the optimism and confidence to set longer term … Continue reading
Is there room for niceness in leadership?
Even the so-called bad-boy of business, Michael O’Leary (CEO of Ryanair) has discovered that being nice to customers brings rewards; he recently told an audience of chief executives ‘It’s not enough to be the cheapest anymore. We need to be … Continue reading