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28 01, 2021

What does it take to build a winning team?

2021-02-23T12:50:27+00:00January 28th, 2021|Ability, Advancement, Boldness, Business, Business owner, Business Planning, Communication, Confidence, Customer experience, Effective change, Effective communication, entrepreneur, Executive, Executive Director, Goal, Growth, Leadership, Leading, Strategy, Success, Team Management, Teams, winning teams|0 Comments

Winning teams are in high demand. So what does it take to build a winning team? As a business growth consultant, I work with many international clients. I often observe a strong desire within business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, managers and team leaders, to build a winning team. Why is this? Firstly, winning teams make things happen. By their very nature are [...]

19 01, 2021

How can we close the gaps in business and in life?

2021-02-23T13:52:11+00:00January 19th, 2021|Business, Business Planning, Gap, Gaps, Growth, Leadership|0 Comments

How can we close the gaps in business and in life? Are we aware of where the gaps are? Where should we start? How many times have you boarded a train and heard or seen the words “mind the gap”? Those word remind us to take a slightly bigger step and be careful in the transition from the platform into the [...]

12 01, 2021

How leaders build confidence within their teams.

2021-02-23T14:24:57+00:00January 12th, 2021|Bold, Boldness, Confidence, Confident, Leadership, Leading, Teams, winning teams|0 Comments

How do leaders build confidence within their teams? Confidence lifts the lid on what is possible. Confident teams look at challenges with a can-do attitude. It is as though they were made as a team to become problem solvers and therefore become very creative in what they think is possible. They make things happen as a team, where other teams give [...]

21 09, 2020

Leadership Opportunity.

2021-02-23T15:03:04+00:00September 21st, 2020|Business Planning, Effective change, Effective communication, Leadership, Leading, Leading change in challenging times, Leading effective change, Recession, Strategy|0 Comments

Leadership is essential during changing times. As we work through another recession, many teams and companies will be looking towards their leaders for leadership, hope and a plan. Teams and companies will need to be led well during these times. As John Maxwell says, ‘everything rises and falls upon leadership’. How has your leadership been developing at this time? Often decisions [...]

30 07, 2020

You are never too old to have a new adventure, dream or goal.

2020-07-30T10:07:43+01:00July 30th, 2020|Adventure, Beliefs, Believe, Bold, Choices, Dream, Dreams, Future, Goal, Growth, Leadership, potential, Strategy, Success, TEDx|0 Comments

Did you know that - You are never too old to have a new adventure, dream or goal. As one gets older it could be easier just to follow life, rather than lead our lives to the next adventure. Life just happens. Maybe you have recognised that you are on autopilot, and that the adventurous spirit has left you. Life is [...]

30 06, 2020

How long will this recession last?

2020-06-30T12:48:52+01:00June 30th, 2020|Business Planning, challenging times, Effective change, Effective communication, Future, Growth, Leadership, Leading, Leading change in challenging times, Leading effective change, Recession, Strategy|0 Comments

As a Business Growth Consultant, I am often asked the following question - How long will this recession last? Maybe you have been asking yourself the same question. No one knows exactly, how long this recession will last. However, as I researched the recessions we have experienced in the UK since 1980 I noticed that they all had one thing in common. [...]

3 06, 2020

How to build an award winning customer centric experience.

2020-06-30T12:42:19+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Award winning, challenging times, Connecting, Covid-19, Customer care, Customer centric, Customer centric organisations, Customer experience, Customers, Disc, Leadership, Leading, Leading change in challenging times, Leading effective change, Listening|0 Comments

Building an award winning customer centric experience was at the very heart of the many companies I judged at the UK Business Awards in London and the International Business Awards in Amsterdam, I had the privilege and opportunity to learn from so many companies. My lane of responsibility as I chaired the judges was on customer centric organisations. Therefore, I want [...]

28 04, 2020

Leading effective change in challenging times.

2020-04-28T10:52:55+01:00April 28th, 2020|Business Planning, challenging times, Communication, Connecting, Effective change, Effective communication, Leadership, Leading effective change|0 Comments

In these challenging times we are all experiencing disruption at a level we've never experienced before. We are also experiencing this at a phenomenal speed, and it was certainly too quick for anyone to prepare for. Cast your memory back for a moment to the 1st January 2020. I expect you had some plans, dreams, strategies, and targets that you wanted [...]

27 02, 2020

The 9 C’s For Successful Recruiting

2021-03-03T20:04:44+00:00February 27th, 2020|Disc, Leadership, Leading, Recruiting, Strategy, Team Management|0 Comments

The 9 C’s For Successful Recruiting. Recruiting the right person to your team can be a challenging task. Successful recruiting is vital if you are to build a strong team and brand. Having recrited and interviewed many people for over 25 years, I fully understand the importance of getting this right. The hiring of people to join your team, can have [...]

3 12, 2019

3 Things Leaders Should Learn To Be Effective

2019-12-03T14:06:48+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Leadership, Leading|0 Comments

Leaders are learners; learners are leaders. The more you learn, the more you grow. The more you grow, the more your influence can increase. Influence, as a leader is paramount, as you look to build your sustainable business. We know and acknowledge that learning is important. However,  the more important question to ask is: "What is it that leaders should learn [...]

7 11, 2019

How Team Leaders and Members Can Maximise Team Performance From the Beginning

2019-11-05T23:24:05+00:00November 7th, 2019|Leadership, Leading, Team Management|0 Comments

A Look At the Forming Phase of Tuckman’s Tool of Team Development We’ve all heard about the value of first impressions. They often set the stage for the life of a relationship. I think as we look at Tuckman’s Model for Team Development, in which Bruce Tuckman, an educational psychologist outlines the different phases groups go through to grow as a [...]

8 08, 2019

The Phases of Team Development

2019-08-10T18:57:41+01:00August 8th, 2019|Business Planning, Leadership, Strategy, Team Management|0 Comments

Developing a productive and proficient team is important to every company and every project. It is an integral part of the business strategy and vision. [For more on Developing Your Business Strategy, get my White Paper: What To Consider When Developing a Business Strategy.] Understanding the stages of team development and how you can facilitate and even foster that development can [...]

1 08, 2019

Know Your Customer’s Buying Style

2020-06-01T16:42:47+01:00August 1st, 2019|Communication, Connecting, Customers, Leadership, Listening, Personality, Selling, Training|0 Comments

How To Sell Based On the Personality/Buying Style of Your Customer Your customers have a lot of choices. Whether they buy from you or buy from someone else is often based on who they trust the most — who they believe understands them and their needs and can meet them. So, how do you instill this trust? Does it surprise you [...]

31 01, 2019

A Leader’s Guide To Team Building

2021-01-12T12:38:44+00:00January 31st, 2019|Leadership, Leading, Team Management|0 Comments

Team building and leadership are two hot topics in today's business world. Imagine I asked you and your team the following questions: ‘Would you like to reduce your stress’? ‘What would it feel like to look forward to coming to work every day’? ‘How would you like to lead a team that goes the extra mile -- and loves it’? Would you [...]

4 07, 2018

Coach Your Team Instead of Controlling Them

2018-07-10T11:54:56+01:00July 4th, 2018|Leadership, Success, Team Management|0 Comments

Have you recently taken time out to assess your leadership style? How effective is your leadership? How effective would you like it to be? Leadership styles certainly vary. As a business development coach and trainer, I frequently see different types of leadership. From my clients, research and experience I can see a moving away from the traditional type of leading, which [...]

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