About three months ago I had the privilege to be invited to work with the senior team at D&A College. Having spoken with the Assistant Principal we agreed that Strengthscope would be a useful frame to hang a whole lots of conversations around and so I set about doing one to one Strengthscope feedback meetings… Read More
For many business leaders, managers, and employees, the annual performance review season is a painful process. Taking time to review and reflect on performance is a valuable part of growing and stretching professionally but the traditional annual performance review can actually sabotage professional growth. According to Mercer’s 2013 Global Performance Management Survey, only 3% of… Read More
Surveys show that organisations that support their people to utilise their strengths have a 38% higher probability of greater productivity & a 44% higher probability of customer loyalty & employee retention
To really understand what someone is saying, we need to learn to listen to the whole person, not just the words that are being said, but also what lies between and behind the words.
Have you ever been to a talk or conference where you wake up the next day wishing you’d asked a dozen questions? Well that’s how I felt yesterday morning having attended a talk hosted by Dundee and Angus Chamber with Microsoft and Chris van der Kuyl. Chris founded the Tayforth group and 4J Studios, which… Read More
Coping with Conflict using the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Model – a blog post following a presentation made to the Dundee & Angus businesswomen’s group, Women Ahead.
Our Driver behaviours are ways in which we respond to challenge or stress. The concept of Drivers is therefore a very powerful tool that can help achieve personal growth and change.
Many people set themselves New Year resolutions for both their personal and business lives. Sadly only about 12% of them are successful after 12 months.
Change: it’s all around us but somehow we aren’t accustomed to it. Some people (not a lot) love it, most hate it and we cocoon ourselves in our comfort zone
ARE YOU PLAYING TO YOUR STRENGTHS? Focused Leadership leads to increased financial performance! The Advantage that companies derive from working with Key Talent Partners on their Leadership Development is undeniable. They report that they get more done in less time. They avoid losing their best people. They identify problems earlier and solve them faster. They… Read More