Building High Performing Teams

Building High Performing Teams

Our Work
Recently, I have been working on the design framework for one of our new leadership development programmes - “Building High Performing Teams.” While discussing with the client their objectives, expectations, and the impact they expected to see from our course, I found myself reflecting on my own journey of employing and developing some highly effective and successful teams. It wasn't easy. My first role as a Sales Manager (many years ago) was a role I inherited by being the most successful salesperson in the company for 4 years running. Back in the early ’90s if you excelled at something it was a natural progression to becoming a manager with the expectations that those you managed would be as successful as you. There was no training or support given on how…
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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Recruitment
We try to be as objective as we possibly can when making those important decisions, especially when these relate to work. But we are human, we are all subject to unconscious bias in one way or another, but the more we are aware of this, the more we can potentially mitigate it. What is Unconscious Bias? Influences such as our background, our experiences and even environmental conditions can all play a part in our choices, whether we realise it or not. Most of the time, this is not a major issue, but we display unconscious bias when we begin to favour or discriminate against people because of these influences, without even realising it. Unconscious bias can have a huge impact on people-related decisions at work, especially when it comes to…
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Mental Health Support During a Winter Lockdown

Mental Health Support During a Winter Lockdown

Wellbeing
For many of us, one of the only things that made the lockdown manageable and bearable, was the blue skies and sunshine over the last few months – and as the lockdown measures started to lift we were able to enjoy, to an extent, dining with our friends and family members, picnics in the park, and even holidays abroad. Now, the announcement of a second lockdown in England and the introduction of a tier system across Scotland through winter, how can we protect our mental health? Many of us dread the winter months with the shorter days and colder weather, and that was before we were dealing with a global pandemic and the prospect of a lockdown. However, we can take some lessons from countries like Norway, who go without…
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