How to embrace neurodiversity in your team

Diversity is inherent among individuals, extending to the intricacies of cognitive functions. Neurodiversity research reveals the absence of a universal cognitive blueprint, impacting managerial strategies and work dynamics. For people managers, understanding neurodiversity is paramount. It delineates a spectrum of cognitive processes within teams, highlighting diverse problem-solving approaches and work methodologies. Neurodiversity encompasses both neurotypical […]

Leadership Lessons – JUST FOR ME

There are thousands of books written about leadership. We have distilled some lessons from some of them into the acronym JUST FOR ME – nine things within your control to help you become a more effective leader. Just do it. So often we get in our own way of implementing our ideas. Stop limiting the […]

Addressing Performance Niggles in Your Team

Performance niggles often fall into one of the following categories: Attitude, Skill, Knowledge, or Support. This is also known as The Performance Matrix. It’s up to us as leaders to develop an individual’s knowledge through training, coaching and systems, and to support our team as they undertake their work, especially at the beginning of their […]

Introducing remote working?

According to a study by serviced office provider IWG , 70% of professionals work remotely at least once a week. Remote working has become more and more common as developments in technology have allowed us to communicate and collaborate no matter where we are. In fact, most of us are already logging on from home […]

Employee Benefits and The Link to Staff Engagement

Only 15% of the world’s workers are engaged and reaching their full potential at work, according to research by Gallup. Increasing that engagement is a key aim for many business owners. No single factor can improve the engagement levels of your staff, but offering a varied and valuable package of employee benefits, and an attractive […]

The True Cost of a New Employee

Bringing on another pair of hands? It can be a big decision to commit to having a new member on the team but the right person will bring in the skills you need to grow the business and give you more time to achieve your goals, even if that is to spend more time with […]

Professional networking 10-step checklist

Networking can get your business noticed. It can lead to referrals, valuable business opportunities and increased sales. But it can be daunting to put yourself out there, and tricky to get right. Remember that professional networking is a social activity. It’s about building relationships – so leave the hard sell behind. Instead, be open and […]

What’s Important to Your Team

Managing people is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Some might say, as soon as you hire someone, you will have problems. It is an area where many businesses struggle. We often hear from our own clients, “I’ve got problems with my team. I have difficulty keeping good people.” Another common frustration […]