5 Signs Your People are Operating as a Team

Posted: March 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Teamwork?  What is it? The Oxford English Dictionary definition: The combined action of a group, especially when effective and efficient: my group has a good sense of teamwork Patrick Lencioni, Consultant, Author, Speaker, says: Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so…

Being THE BEST Team Member My Top 7 Tips

Posted: December 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

If we want to be the best team member, how would you define team? A group working collaboratively to achieve a common goal? A group of people working together and it’s crucial to business success that they cooperate? People using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback to achieve a desired group outcome? Team dynamics…

Leaders Influence Staff Wellbeing

Posted: August 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Do you think Leaders Influence Staff Wellbeing?   I read an article today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) that inspired me to write. Workplace wellbeing is a passion of mine and in answer to my own question – Yes Leaders do Influence Staff wellbeing! In her article for JRF Helen Barnard focuses on Rt Hon Iain…

Partners in DISC

Posted: August 6, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Let’s be Partners in DISC! I’ve written this article to share my passion for DISC and to explain how we could potentially work together as Partners in DISC.  The article shares an insight into DISC but it also gives some hints as to how it can enhance your business too. What is DISC? DISC is…

The Power of Feedback

Posted: August 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Evaluating Our Products and Services through Feedback   In business it’s good to receive unsolicited feedback from time to time.  As we know we seek to continuously improve by formally evaluating our work, using customer satisfaction surveys and undertaking formal project or customer reviews.  So it’s lovely when you receive an unsolicited letter or email…

Top 5 Tips for Getting Selected

Posted: July 2, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Are you Year 11, 12 or 13? OR Responsible for supporting them?     I’ve written this for all of us in business with our families either coming to the end of year 11 and looking for an apprenticeship, or year 12 and 13s looking at university, apprenticeships or employment. It does apply in general…

Authentic Leadership

Posted: June 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Digging Deep Aspiring to Authentic Leadership After a full week working with a client organisation developing aspiring leaders self awareness using my DISC introductory programme, this picture jumped out at me last night. I considered it to be a perfect validation of my week of work. Authentic Leadership comes from digging deep within, soliciting feedback and…

Coworking in Barnard Castle

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm

We’ve Moved Our Coworking in Barnard Castle Venue We’ve moved to Enterprise House on Harmire Enterprise Park from 22 May 2015.  Exciting news!  Coworking in Barnard Castle now has a new permanent venue in the fantastic office space offered by Enterprise House. I visited the venue last week and I’m over the moon! There’s a…

Quotes Related to Clarity

Posted: April 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Tuesday Topic – Quotes Related to Clarity Today I’ve chosen “Clarity” for my quotes of the day.  Jamie Smart has just published his book, the best seller “The Little Book of Clarity”, and I was captured by the simple clarity of the equation he uses to illustrate the point:   CLARITY = Capacity – Contamination…

Quotes Related to Success

Posted: March 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Tuesday Daily Topic – Success As I was writing my Daily Topic today on success @Entrrepreneur started following me and so I’ve quoted their Twitter statement as an introduction to this piece, it seemed so appropriate. Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love. @Entrrepreneur One man’s success is another’s inspiration….

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