Vive Le Tour!

Vive Le Tour!

Mid-July is like Christmas for me. It is a period I look forward to with giddy excitement. It is a time where I spend a lot of time sat, fascinated, in front of my TV watching the Tour de France unfold. And I would suggest that business leaders should do the same as...
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...