BUSINESS COACHING BLOG

Running to stand still

Do you feel like you are running to stand still? Working hard to get nowhere? You’re probably not that far away from getting results. Step 1: Get clear on what you want! .... Crystal clear! Step 2: Write it down (If you think it!... ink it!) Step 3: Take a stride in...

Three bits of valuable advice. People! People! People!

Businesses! Listen! Three bits of valuable advice. People! People! People! And don't you forget it. Don't believe me?! Let Richy have a word with you! Richard Branson: Why business is about people, people and people Photo credits:  sdaponte via Small Kitchen / CC...

Differences between successful and unsuccessful people

This is a great post (see below). I would add a number of other things. But the one that really stands out for me is Passion. Passion to want to achieve something. Passion to be better at something! Passion that pushes someone through difficult times. You know that...

Setting a vision

A quote by Warren Bennis, considered by Forbes "A Dean of leadership Gurus" "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." This is exactly the challenge I have right now with my current business client. Setting a vision and committing to it is so...

Computer Says No… (HR robotics)

Why do some HR (Human Resource) departments resort so heavily towards CV filtering when looking for candidates? The usual explanation is that they have so many applications, they need to whittle down the number of candidates in some way. Fair enough! However my...

What’s so bad about being happy at work?

Let’s get something out of the way first. What was your response when you read the word 'happy' in the title? Did your face light up and think "great! Something happy to read about!”? Or did you think "Oh god… this positive mentality stuff really does my head in". It...

Have a meeting on your bike

How can you make meetings more interesting and engaging? OR even fun?... is this possible!? Surely meetings are about:- Wasting valuable business time. Listening to L...O...N... G conversations about aspects of the business that have no relevance to your own work. Or...

Organisations are not dead machines

The following quote from Sarah Lewis is very much aligned with my view of businesses. "Positivity, ethical actions, affirmative bias and whole system approaches – hold out the exciting and tantalizing possibility of building sustainable, flourishing, inspirational,...

Its good to talk…

Its my belief that the reason why Agile doesn't work on some projects, is because the element of communication is forgotten. People get too hung up on processes and events that need to occur (e.g. elements of Scrum). If we just get back to the idea of communicating,...

What are you saying no to?

Sometimes we are too eager to say yes. Some of us just can't help it, and introduce too much into our lives. Whether it be helping someone out, or taking on yet another project... ask yourself, should this be something we could be saying no to.