Mindfulness – Time to get more productive and mindful with our work.

Mindfulness – Time to get more productive and mindful with our work.

For the last year I have been cutting out and keeping all the useful articles and commentary I have seen and read in newspapers and industry magazines, putting it aside with the aim to write a blog collating all the best comments. As you can imagine the pile has grown and grown, and I now have had … Continue reading »
Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

****GUEST BLOG FROM Nathaniel Johnston, Leadership Consultant**** As an emerging leader within my organisation I greatly benefited from having a mentor. In this blog I would like to tell you what a mentor is, why it is a good idea to have a mentor and some of my suggestions on finding a mentor.  But first … Continue reading »

Coaching: the evidence

The business case for coaching as an effective development tool “70: 20: 10”– Lombardo & Eichinger researched the most effective learning model: 70% on the job, 20% through feedback, coaching and mentoring, 10% through training courses and reading “One size does not fit all”– one2one coaching and skills assessments boost self-awareness and confidence in expressing … Continue reading »
Graduates: How enterprising are you?

Graduates: How enterprising are you?

The most valuable skill you can have (in my opinion) is to be ‘enterprising’. Developing creative solutions to complete tasks in an innovative manner that is more useful, relevant and productive to the way it was done previously. This is one of the most valuable skills that you can have in your graduate career portfolio. … Continue reading »

Who is pushing and challenging you and your business?

Congratulations you have the idea, you have clients – you are an entrepreneur – fantastic feeling right? Young, ambitious and driven means you also qualify to be part of the very trendy ‘gradpreneur’ club. Welcome! Let me guess you also have a to-do and task list longer than your arm? From everything like branding, getting … Continue reading »
Attracting & Retaining Talent

Attracting & Retaining Talent

  Last week I took part in a Guardian panel for Social Enterprise, debating and discussing the role of ‘talent’. It got me thinking about how we all have different definitions of ‘talent’ and we all appreciate different qualities and attributes in our workforce. For me, ‘talent’ represents potential, creativity and innovation and this is … Continue reading »