This week I’ve been reminded of this time and time again. A new client called today, they have had issues with recruitment and all they have done is make minor changes to the job description but not changed the way they recruit, the questions they ask to really understand the person and the competencies … […]
This week I was at an IoD networking event at the Palace of Westminster attended by IoD members, peers and MPs. One of the conversations I had with a cross bench peer was about increasing diversity on boards. And she regaled that one of her favourite interview questions is ”have you had a juicy failure”? […]
How do you listen when you are talking to someone? Whether it’s a client or a family member or a friend? Or perhaps when on a webinar or teleseminar or a face-to-face training course? Are you ”really listening” to what they are saying? And when I say ”really listening” I mean do they have your […]
Anyone who knows me is very aware that I don’t have the build of an athlete, let alone an Olympian, however I do work with a personal trainer at least once a week as I recognize, as I’m sure you do too, that as a business owner it’s not just the actual business that has […]
When setting our own goals – no matter whether they are personal or business goals – at the time they seem right for us, intuitively right, don’t they? Like me, I’m sure that initially you work towards the goals that you’ve set and are completely focused on them … But over time maybe your focus […]
Talking to business owners and leaders and reading recent articles there seems to be an underlying trend of people losing sight of the purpose of their business, the purpose for setting up the business in the first place or the purpose for taking a role in an organisation … The day to day stuff has […]
Following on from the recent report that Britain’s employees and businesses had reached an ambition ceiling and other reports in a similar theme all pointing to Lock Down Britain I was truly inspired this week when I attended my nephew’s speech day at Bexley Grammar … Over the last 6 years I’ve seen my nephew […]
In the last couple of blogs I explored with you something that I believe is very important to business – throwing off the comfort blanket and not only working outside of the box but kicking the sides out completely and moving into the flow zone … And when talking about innovation and creativity for business, […]
In my previous blog post I explored what it means to be operating from your comfort zone, or as I call it from the ”cosseting of your comfort blanket”. This time I’ll explore with you what it means to be operating outside of the box … In our business plans there are step changes such […]
You know how it is when you get this really good idea for a talk, product or article and then within hours several emails ping into your inbox on the same or a similar theme? And you know how it would be easy to say ”oh well it wasn’t meant to be?” That’s almost what […]
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I have known Yvette for a number of years and met through our membership of the IPP. Yvette is an astute business woman and her passion for the industry she works in shines through at all levels. It is a pleasure to hear her speak at conferences as she always has something new to impart and the delivery of her material is always given with hunour and patience.
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The changes in Team HR have also been hard emotionally and it is still rocky but we are making progress. I’m very appreciative of all your help and guidance through the past few months.