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Cruise control

Sometimes life feels hard and in this blog I explain why and how you can hit cruise control and make your journey through life easier and far more pleasant.

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Life is a journey

Life at times can feel hard work and in the blog I share my thoughts on why this is the case and how lifes journey is similar to that of a journey in the car and why some journeys feel more enjoyable give us energy when others can drain us.

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Boost your sales success

I have previously shared how DiSC is a valuable tool when it comes to team building but in this blog I share how powerful it can be in the context of sales conversion success.

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Is it really the season to be jolly?

Whilst rewarding and engaging your team is something that should be done on a regular basis as Christmas approaches almost every employer is looking how to deliver a reward for their people. In this blog I want to share some things to serve as food for thought.

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The problem with thinking.

In business, as in life, our results are affected by how we feel about the things we are doing and our thoughts or beliefs. In this blog I share an example of how changing thoughts and feelings leads to a better outcome.

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Looking after your team

Recruitment is one of the most time consuming and expensive processes in many businesses. This means it is important to get things right when it comes to retaining not only your new but also your existing employees. In this blog I share 3 tips that can help you to do just that.

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Increasing safety

In this blog I build on the concept of safety at work from a psychological perspective and share four things that can help to increase your employees sense of safety.

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Am I safe – fight or flight?

As human beings we are driven by a need to feel safe and that is also true when we are at work. In this blog I share more about why this is important in leading a team and the four conditions that influence our perception of safety at work.

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The new era for communication

In this latest blog I share my thoughts on why and how team communication processes need to evolve to better support a remote working model whilst maintaining a strong team culture.

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Stop doing that!

As an accountant running a practice it is important to delegate those things you really don't like doing and aren't suited to. In this blog I share why using DiSC profiling helps you to find the best person to delegate them to.

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Delegation not abdication!

When it comes to leadership and team building there is a natural need for delegation. In this blog I share how and why it is important to do this effectively.

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Are you really listening?

It is well documented that listening is a critical skill for a leader to have and more importantly become proficient in. In this blog I discuss the aspect of listening that is most overlooked and how to improve your listening skills.

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Business

Are you unbalanced?

When running a practice it is important to have balance, that is why it is one of my core values and is perhaps the most important one. In this blog I share why.

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Business

It is easier if we do this together

When running a practice it is far easier if your people work together and with you. That is why cooperation is the second of my core values as being something that I look to build in the relationship with my clients and also support them to build in their teams.

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Business

Do you get me?

How many times have you been asked 'do you get me?' by someone? In this blog I share why connection is one of my core values and how it can benefit you in your practice.

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Business

Do as I say...

I am sure you have heard of the saying 'do as I say not as I do'. In this blog I share how I had perhaps been guilty of following this sentiment when it came to identifying my core business values.

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Why DiSC is better than Myers-Briggs for business

In this article I explain the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DiSC Profiling tools and explore the similarities and differences.

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Who are you really and what language are you speaking?

In this article I share more information about DiSC Profiling and how the measure of the four factors of personality explains the 'language' we speak.

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Business

What a waste of time!

Three tips to help those who feel overwhelmed with too much to do gain some control back.

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Business

What are your words saying indirectly?

Five things to be aware of in your communication that can influence how others see you.

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Business

Get out of your own way

Three ways that you can sub-consciously get in your own way and how they affect your success.

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Teams

Your employees are actually just volunteers!

Three tips for how to attract good people, enhance employee well-being and increase retention levels.

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Teams

Employees Driving You Nuts?

Three of the biggest frustrations of employing people and what to do about them.

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Teams

Could you get a ‘gold medal’ for your business?

Exploring the four important factors to building a high performing team.

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