Feedback

8 Steps to Giving Feedback Like a Pro

Do you find it tough giving feedback? Many business leaders shy away from giving feedback.  I guess they think that it could be a tricky conversation, or that the person won’t want to hear it.  But it’s a myth that feedback is a negative conversation.  Giving feedback on something which has gone really well is […]

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Top 10 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

We’ve all got goals.  They may be huge life-changing goals or just mini-milestones.  But we create them to help us reach our ambitions and fulfil our potential.  Or to lose a few pounds (or stone!).  Or give up smoking, or drinking or other vices. Well it’s over a month past the date when you made […]

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Strategy Made Simple in 4 Steps

Sales Strategy is essential for your business growth. I often find the word ‘strategy’ is used to make something which is essentially straightforward, seem anything but.  In fact, some of the businesses I work with, refer to strategy as being something which bigger businesses do and that somehow they don’t need to it.  Building a strategy […]

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11 ways to get to know your B2B customer

Customer growth is critical for every business The key to success when selling any product or service is how well you know your customer.    You may be the greatest salesperson to walk into the boardroom (and I’m sure that you are), but even the most polished sales process, negotiation training and presentation wizardry is not going […]

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Top Tips to convert your Social Media followers into paying customers

It used to be that if you want to sell a product or service, you simply needed to carry out high volumes of prospecting, have a fairly decent conversion rate and the rest was down to your charm and powers of persuasion.  Oh no… not any more…. There’s so much more to consider now, and […]

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Staff Engagement

6 ways to boost staff engagement…

Retaining staff who you’ve spent years training and investing in, is vital if you want to keep your recruitment costs down, as well as develop a business full of talented staff. Here’s a very brief run through of 6 ways to boost staff engagement, that every leader can achieve. A recent Forbes survey suggests that […]

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Formula for handling Under-Performance (works every time)

Does your team have a person who delivers repeat under performance? If you manage people, you’ll know how exciting it is to hire great talent, but you’ve probably also experienced the awful feeling when a member of the team isn’t performing.  It costs you time, money and is a reflection on you as a leader. […]

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Are you putting your parenting skills to good use in Business?

Let’s face it, there’s an abundance of books written on both parenting and business – there’s certainly lots to learn.  But just think for a minute about how the skills are inter-changeable.   I’ve started considering which primary school my little boy is going to attend in 2018 (yes I’m a bit premature but I […]

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Could you coach an astronaut?

Coaching is a very rewarding activity. Whether it’s life coaching on weight loss or finding love, or executive coaching to secure the next C-level seat in the boardroom, inspiring and helping other people achieve their ambitions is very rewarding.  I’m sure most would agree. But how good at it would you have to be to […]

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Top Tips on how to be a great coachee

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have experienced great coaching, you’ll know that the results can be staggering.  And even life-changing. But I want to let you know, there’s a few secrets to it being successful…. The coach plays (or should play) a very minimal part in the whole process.  It’s all about what YOU, the […]

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