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High performing teams use their head and their heart.

“The strength of a team is each individual member, the strength of each member is the team”. Phil Jackson (US basketball coach) I love team sports, and believe you can learn a lot watching how the whole team works. In football not every pass is perfect but great players adapts to receive the ball, add

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Managing employees who work from home

According to the Office for National Statistics, nearly half the UK workforce worked from home during ‘lockdown’. Workers enjoyed flexibility around when they work, and employers saw improved productivity. Relationships between leaders and their teams also improved as they each got a glimpse into each others home life.   Homeworking is here to stay. So,

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Flexible working – from perk to expectation

Many business are starting to open up again, and leaders assessing the balance between office and home working.  According to the Office for National Statistics, in 1998 11% of the UK’s workforce were homeworkers. By January 2020 this had risen to 14.3%, and by April, as the government introduced social distance rules, nearly half the

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Effective Teams – working virtually

There are a lot of articles written on what makes a team effective. Most agree on these five elements. Clarity of goals Emotional Intelligence Effectiveness Development Culture With more individuals now working from home, they now provide a great way to reflect on whether the team are still working effectively. Do you need to adapt

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Job Descriptions – is there an ideal length?

Recruiting the ideal candidate is incredibly important. After deciding what you expect from the role, who it will report to and the level of experience you need, you now need to describe the job and what the candidate gets in return. You need to create a job description.   There’s often a lot to get

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Careers need breadth as well as depth

In my career I have worked with a number of companies to determine what skills & experience their future leaders will need, and the common aim is to create leaders who understand the whole system in which they operate, challenge established thinking, drive innovation and bring fresh and diverse thinking to develop and grow businesses.

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