The business case for Coaching

The business case for Coaching

Is coaching a cost or an investment?  Using Simon Sinek’s language, my “WHY” is that I believe people are awesome, and everyone has the potential to do, or be more than they are today.  Continuing with the SImon SInek theme, my “HOW” is that by developing inspiring...
Knowing about bias isn’t enough

Knowing about bias isn’t enough

Biases are deeply ingrained, non-conscious drivers that heavily influence every decision or judgment we make.  They help keep us alive and help us make quick decisions efficiently and stop us repeating dangerous behaviours.  But biases can also prevent us from...
We need to update the Psychological contract

We need to update the Psychological contract

We’re in the fourth industrial revolution.  There’s no escaping that fact.  The world has changed and continues to change at pace.  My 13-year-old daughter can’t believe that smart phones didn’t exist when I was in University, Google wasn’t around, and phones were...
Is the employee engagement survey really worth the effort?

Is the employee engagement survey really worth the effort?

The employee engagement survey, probably a cornerstone of your HR strategy right? But is it really giving you value for money, and a return on your investment? Let’s be clear. We all want to increase engagement levels because we know it’s the right thing to do, and...
A crash course for your first Manager job

A crash course for your first Manager job

So you’ve been given a new title, a pay rise, a handshake and a friendly “good luck.”  But do you really feel prepared for your first Management job? A 2016 survey of 500 managers from micro-learning platform Grovo found that 44 percent felt unprepared for...