10 Top Tips for successful “Away Days”

10 Top Tips for successful “Away Days”

We have all been there: the dreaded staff away day. The manager thinks it will be an excellent opportunity to discuss issues and bond as a team, but the reality is that it is a day of long lectures and total disengagement. It doesn’t have to be like that. With...
No time for friendship

No time for friendship

I was talking to someone I know quite well the other day and they were telling me about how one of their new managers is struggling. He is only 25 years old, in his first role as a manager and he is managing a group of people who are also in their early 20s. After...
Why is Emotional Intelligence important?

Why is Emotional Intelligence important?

Think about an instance where you had a bad manager, or a good manager for that matter. What was the primary impact? The chances are that those instances affected your emotions and affected your mood. Your mood affects your health and your productivity.   Why do the...

The Art of Delegation

  Lots of managers hate having to delegate. That goes double for owner-managers of businesses. Shame as delegating effectively buys you time and improves the morale of your team and allows you to focus on the things that add most value to your business. An example: I...
Sectors in need of better leadership

Sectors in need of better leadership

Thanks to Helen Amery of Wild Figs Solutions for sending this to me. Last year, the Government realised that there is a problem with the quality of leadership within British industry and has funded a series of projects to begin the task of addressing the issue. Even...