Blogs

Active Listening – What if you could be at Level 5?

Posted on 5th April 2019

“Are you listening to me?” After a slight pause I respond with a hesitant “Yea, of course I am”. My wife then takes the pin straight out of the hand

Manager to Leader – Making the Leap

Posted on 15th May 2019

“Let it go, let it go…” – I know, sorry, you’ll have that stuck in your head for the rest of the day! One of the biggest hurdles that new

Managing Change – Get them on board

Posted on 10th February 2020

Colin was quite impulsive – so much so that on some days he would wear his Wednesday socks on a Thursday. It wasn’t only his socks that bore the brunt

Employee Engagement – Are you switching them off or on?

Posted on 12th January 2019

Meet Fred the Foreman. It’s 1980 and Fred’s out of control mustache and curly perm are slowly taking over his whole face. He stands in his brown camel coat with

Management – Taking up your first role

Posted on 15th July 2019

Rachel had thought long and hard before applying for the internal management position. Rachel knew she was ready for the next step but getting the job would mean that she

Certainty – Are you Scared of the Dark?

Posted on 12th December 2019

Our brains are hard wired to protect. Our brains need certainty. When we feel uncertain, our brains go into ‘protect’ mode. For example, I’m from Wigan. If I were to

Resilience – Putting it all into perspective

Posted on 1st November 2019

We all take a kick from time to time, sadly that’s life. Everyone reacts differently to those kicks.  Some people dust themselves down and bounce back.  I’m an Evertonian –

Hold onto your Hat – Managing a dysfunctional team

Posted on 12th January 2020

Bitchiness, tears, arguments and a threatened resignation and it was only 9.23am! Sadly this was just a normal day for Paul who’d reluctantly managed his team of ten for almost

Micromanagement – Don’t be a jack-in-the-box

Posted on 21st March 2019

Steve was like a jack-in-the-box.  He would sit at his desk chomping noisily on his favourite bourbon biscuits and then bang, he would bounce up out of his chair to

Keeping tabs on them all – Managing a remote team

Posted on 10th October 2019

Mel tried hard to manage her team of 15. She was up against it though as 9 of them worked in different offices across the building, with 3 more working