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Why being assertive can benefit your business

Developing assertiveness is one of the key aspects of successful leadership and effective teamwork, but it can often be difficult for people to demonstrate this when the pressures of work have us pulled in all directions. Helping individuals to build the confidence to say ‘no’ and to understand why it is sometimes important to do […]

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Book review: “The Coaching Habit: say less, ask more & change the way you lead for ever” – Michael Bungay Stanier; Box of Crayons Press, 2016

The first thing that strikes the reader about this book is the impressive array of reviewers providing laudatory comments – from Dan Pink, to Brene Brown and Dave Ulrich – which left me wondering: who is this guy?! Well, the author is an Australian living in Toronto who studied in Oxford, England. His writing betrays […]

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Purposeful Talent Management

The whole of chapter eight in “Designing the Purposeful Organization, how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries” is devoted to Talent Management.  Amongst other things, when it comes to developing a Purposeful Talent Management Strategy, we advocate an eight-step approach which is summarised below: Eight summary steps to purposeful talent management: Direction – consider the direction […]

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Knowing Me, Knowing You…

Whether you think Abba, or Alan Partridge (for those in the UK) when you read the title of this article, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it means something to you.  It’s about giving time to knowing ‘you’ – what makes you tick, what irritates you, what are your strengths, how your body feels […]

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Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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Postcard from Singapore – Russell Evans

You can read or listen. Singapore is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries on the planet, with its people demonstrating a strong work ethic that makes this one of the best places on Earth to do business. During the last two decades, Singapore has witnessed a population explosion, with more than 5.4 […]

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Managing millennials and why it pays to be open-minded

More and more, the millennial generation is coming to the fore in the world of business, with this group making up the vast majority of new starters in recent years. It’s perhaps troubling for some leaders, then, that this is one group who are deemed harder to engage with and understand.

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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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It was all Big Hair, the Big Outdoors and Big Ideas!

Hark back to those halcyon days of the late 1980s and you might remember a few amazing fashions and fads that bring a smile to your face, although I’m sure there are a few things that we’d all like to forget too – shell suits, anyone? Well, 1987 was the year that Primeast came into […]

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Measuring the Impact of Learning – Top ten tips

All too often, learning, development, training, whatever it gets named, is seen as a cost on the business.  There is the cost of design, delivery, accommodation, time for learners being out of the workplace and lost opportunity that might have resulted from them remaining “in play”.  No small wonder then, when times are tough, the […]

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Smoothing the process of M&A activities

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities can place considerable stress upon the organisations involved. It is therefore essential for leaders on both sides of the M&A ‘equation’ to be proactive in the manner in which they go about bringing their businesses together to form a new, cohesive whole. The issues that are faced during what is a […]

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We could all benefit from the power of generative listening

The benefit of listening is something that every leader worth their salt will appreciate and understand; however, while many will believe they are excellent listeners, the truth of the matter is that unless they are aware of generative listening, they could be missing the boat. What is generative listening and why is it so important? […]

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