'Remote working' or 'working from home' has become commonplace in the last couple of years and it looks like it might just be here to stay for a large percentage of professionals. Reduced commute times, savings in terms of commercial rents and in many instances improved productivity means that it remains an attractive proposition for [...]
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Developing a positive team culture is not a once off event. Rather, it is a continuous process. Yes, it takes time and effort. For sure, it takes nurturing too however if done right, it will ultimately improve results! There are a number of 'ingredients' needed to foster this positive team culture and I have outlined [...]
Its not uncommon to come across clients both as individuals or teams whose performance is not where it needs to be due to feelings of being completely overwhelmed. These feelings can be caused as a result of a number of factors such as external challenge, perceived imposed change, stretch goals or losing sight of the [...]
Below, I outline some of the key features of winning teams. These are equally applicable in both sport and business. Winning teams make it safe to fail Those teams that are most successful understand that in order to achieve, they must operate at the very edge of their capability. Pushing and striving for more. Mistakes [...]
For anyone even remotely interested in performance, goal setting is essential. Yes, individuals do it. Teams do it. But how effective actually are we when goal setting? In my experience the results can be mixed and rather than setting absolute goals, I would argue that it may be more beneficial to set minimum targets. Here’s [...]
If you're going to quit anything this year, then quit making excuses. Below, I outline for you in some detail how to make a whole lot more of the coming twelve months so that you can achieve long lasting and powerful change. Here, I focus on three main areas of life...motivation, goal setting and how [...]
It’s not uncommon to hear clients say that they can't find the time. This term, ‘can't find the time’ is inaccurate in most cases and demonstrates a relinquishing of control. A helplessness that is overwhelming for many. Its important instead to take personal responsibility, regain control and to understand that you don’t find the time. [...]
People, Purpose and Passion Coaching understands that where people come together with a clear purpose and collective passion incredible results can be achieved. This includes absolute clarity in terms individual and team values, collective assumptions and improved goal attainment. Coaching approaches recognise the experience and skillsets of individuals and the remarkable resourcefulness that we all [...]
This year has seen an unprecedented increase in the use of online meetings. While the benefits are obvious in terms of remote working and efficient use of time for example, it has also posed many challenges for individuals, teams and organisations. In this post, I outline some steps that you can take to ensure that [...]
Write down your to do list each morning and arrange them into the most important/most urgent/best left until later. Start your day with movement & incorporate it throughout your day. Keep an idea journal and develop an action plan from it once a week. Recognise your successes and don’t disqualify them. If you are feeling [...]