Leadership and Management Coaching, with a Difference

What You Need to Know About Motivation

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Motivation eh? The Holy Grail of management… For many of us, the spark that motivates us is difficult to define. Many (simplistic?) organisations believe that tangible reward is the answer. Do better – we pay you more – simple. But for motivation, this doesn’t work – checkout this revealing video from RSAnimate to see why… […]

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Some Things Make More Sense Than…

April 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

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Family Business – Developing Key Personnel

April 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

For a family business to survive and thrive, there must, like in any successful business, be a continual flow of talent into the business. Where family members are to integrate into the business, they need to ensure that they are fit for purpose. And to ensure this is so, they need to fit onto a […]

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Family Business – Paying Family Members

April 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When family members are employed in the family business, there are challenges to face. Whilst it is a valuable and rewarding experience when an existing business can take new family members into employment, there is a balance to achieve where family loyalty and reward come into question. For most people, taking up employment is a […]

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Slowly and Surely…

March 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

“Blossom by blossom, the Spring begins” A C Swinburne, 19th Century English Poet Nothing you want in life ever happened without progress. The steps we take, are those that take us towards our goals. Though sometimes we might feel those steps aren’t quite going in the right direction, or not happening fast enough, they surely […]

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Family Business – 3 Succession Planning Secrets

March 20, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

All businesses need to have plans in place for the future. In a family business, this can be much more challenging, unless care is taken to cover all the bases well in advance. Where continuity of family ownership is one of the purposes of the business, time needs to be taken to ensure that family […]

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Making Progress is What Counts

November 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about progress. We aim to improve; achieve; get better; feel good about ourselves in almost everything we do. Yet we often make the mistake of believing that the challenges we face are simply too big. Or they are too scary. Or maybe we would be just as well if we didn’t take that […]

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Ten Ways to be Happier at Home

November 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a super little 1 minute video from Gretchen Rubin – enjoy! Share this:

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More Creative Than We Think

November 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There was a time in my corporate life where I would never have given a thought to my capacity, or even need for creativity. Sure, we all went along to assessment centres and made nuclear power stations out of stick-back plastic and the insides of toilet rolls (a la Blue Peter). But my day-job was […]

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A Lesson in Trust From a Little Girl

November 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A little girl and her father were crossing a narrow bridge. The father was worried for his daughter’s safety so he asked her: “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river”. The little girl said: “No Dad. You hold my hand”. “What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father. “There’s a […]

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