Tag Archives: working effectively

How loving what you do can you give you an edge

Steve Jobs will be remembered for many things but it’s something he said that will always resonate for me – “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”.  As a coach I have the privilege … Continue reading

Great things never come from comfort zones….

Or do they?! Recently I have been pushing the boundaries of my own comfort zone and wanted to share what I have learnt. For those of you who have read my previous blogs, you will notice that this writing style … 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

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

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

Curiosity gives you the edge…

When we are curious, we see things differently; we use our powers of observations more fully and use our abilities to bring together disparate ideas in new and useful combinations. Importantly, we particularly want to know the answers to ‘why’, … Continue reading

No more meetings please!

As coaches, we often hear clients admit that they struggle to get their jobs completed within normal working hours. Many see this as a personal failing and look for insights into what they could change to increase personal productivity. Of … Continue reading

Get off the bus…

Not achieving as much as you would like, your creativity seems to have come to a standstill, everything seems an effort or there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day? If you haven’t felt like this at … Continue reading