Interviewing No-Nos!

  Recently, during some interview skills training, I cited an example of a really bad interview I once attended as an interviewee many, many years ago in Birmingham, with a senior executive of a (then) very well known international photocopier company. Sent by a recruitment agency for the job, on arrival I was directed to…

Gareth Southgate’s Leadership Example

I have to confess, I’m not a great sports fan. I did however get caught up in the Euro 2020 excitement, and felt incredibly proud of the England team, even discussing it with friends! When I said I couldn’t believe I was actually talking about football, one replied “You are discussing football like a management…

Building Trust

Trust your team Without trust, the team cannot function, fear increases, motivation decreases and the environment becomes toxic. To build trust, you need to talk to your team about it. Find out what their fears are (which may even be you!) and assure them you will make steps to address them. They may even be…

Confident New Manager Programme

Does being a newly appointed Manager excite but worry you? Then this Confident New Manager Programme is the key you need to succeed and thrive: Are you worried about the transition to managing other people? Do you feel excited, yet terrified in your new role, daunted by tasks and responsibilities you have never had before?…