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How an agile culture will help your business adapt and growHow an agile culture will help your business adapt and grow‘Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.’ These were Dwight Eisenhower’s words in a speech in 1957. It’s worth remembering …
Seven reasons why you’re not recruiting the best people for your growing businessSeven reasons why you’re not recruiting the best people for your growing businessRecruiting talented people is the single most significant difference you can make to your business. It’s way more important than …
Eight tried and tested tips to improve staff engagement in your businessEight tried and tested tips to improve staff engagement in your businessTimes are uncertain. Inflation is at a 40-year high and heading towards 13%. The Bank of England forecasts a UK …
The Impact of Hybrid Work on Employees and Employers with Peter CappelliThe Impact of Hybrid Work on Employees and Employers with Peter CappelliWhat does the future of your office look like? Are all of your employees back to work yet? Or do …
8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goals8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goalsYou’re CEO of a company that’s scaling fast. You’ve assembled a leadership team where everyone’s on top of their game. …
The 3 levels of psychological safety that are vital to business growthThe 3 levels of psychological safety that are vital to business growthThink back through your career.  Bring to mind the teams you’ve been part of.  How would you rate them on …
The Importance of Business Continuity with Smartsourcing CEO & founder, Mike SelfeThe Importance of Business Continuity with Smartsourcing CEO & founder, Mike SelfeThink your organisation is too small to outsource processes? Think again, says CEO and founder of Smartsourcing, Mike Selfe. If …
9 tried and tested ways to improve meetings in your business9 tried and tested ways to improve meetings in your businessWhat makes a shit meeting?  I bet you can give me loads of things. Endless waffling. Unfocused agendas.  No tangible …
Why ‘tours of duty’ are the best way to motivate and develop your staffWhy ‘tours of duty’ are the best way to motivate and develop your staffLet me ask you something.  When you offer someone a job in your company, are you thinking they’ll be with …
Why ’empowering your people’ won’t help your company growWhy ’empowering your people’ won’t help your company growEmpowerment.  It’s a real buzz-word.  Companies trumpet it loudly from the rooftops – ‘We empower our people’ emblazoned all over …
Why knowing your team’s ‘Working Genius’ will lead your business to growthWhy knowing your team’s ‘Working Genius’ will lead your business to growthEvery human being is unique, with their natural gifts.  The way we think, act and feel are individual to each …
How purpose can help you understand and overcome your struggle with Bobby HerreraHow purpose can help you understand and overcome your struggle with Bobby HerreraIs your business founded on a clear purpose? Bobby Herrera, author of The Gift of Struggle, founded Populus Group in …
Why ‘Ideal Team Player’ is the best tool for interviewing top talentWhy ‘Ideal Team Player’ is the best tool for interviewing top talentOK – so you get it.  You know that hiring A-Players is critical to your growth plans. It’s the difference …
1:1 meetings10 proven tips for better 1:1 meetings with your teamSo you’ve decided to ditch annual appraisals after reading last week’s blog.  Congratulations!  You won’t regret it.  Instead, you want …
conflictHow your teams need to get good at conflictHere’s an interesting scenario for you.  You’re holding an executive team meeting.  Two of the members start to argue.  They’ve …
Friday PulseWhy Friday Pulse is the best tool for measuring staff engagementLet me ask you something. Are your staff happy?  Do you think it matters if they are?  Do you know …
ScoreWhy it’s important to motivation to keep score, every dayPeople love to compete.  It’s hard-wired into our DNA.  Look at the Olympics.  Not only is it inspiring to see …
Building a Recruitment Firm Centred Around Care & Respect with Simon La FosseBuilding a Recruitment Firm Centred Around Care & Respect with Simon La FosseIs making sure your company is a great place to work at the core of your recruitment strategy? Are you …
Execution10 surefire ways to improve execution in your businessYou’re an ambitious CEO with your eyes firmly set on the horizon. You know your tech business has considerable potential. And you’re …
Why Looking After Your ‘A-Players’ has never been more importantWhy Looking After Your ‘A-Players’ has never been more importantAre you clear on the identity of your A-Players in your business?  Do they know they’re A-Players?  Have you told …
How To Hire With The Accidental Recruiter, Lou AdlerHow To Hire With The Accidental Recruiter, Lou AdlerIf you need help with your recruitment, then you need Lou Adler. At 75, he’s spent the last 50 years …
The Future Of Flexible Working with Juggle Jobs Founder, Romanie ThomasThe Future Of Flexible Working with Juggle Jobs Founder, Romanie ThomasIf, over the course of the last year, you’ve come to enjoy working from home and don’t want to have …
collaborative teamsHow Building Collaborative Teams Is The Key To Powerful GrowthDo you have bold ideas for your business? Are there major changes you need to make – and quickly? Maybe …
The 8 essential elements of trust in businessThe 8 essential elements of trust in businessShut your eyes, just for a moment. Imagine a world where you trusted everyone. What would be different?  Cars would …
The CEO Test With Adam Bryant & Kevin SharerThe CEO Test With Adam Bryant & Kevin SharerDo we really need another book on leadership? Well, when it’s been written by two global heavy hitters – Adam …
Discovering Your Top Five Talents with Bert RobinsonDiscovering Your Top Five Talents with Bert RobinsonDoes your team need training and coaching to help people find a fit, alignment, productivity and clarity to exceed their …
culture disciplineHow to create a culture of discipline for growthFeeling overwhelmed?  Or frustrated by slow progress? You’re not alone.  When they first come to me, my CEO clients are …
The Smarter Way To Job Search with Sam FranklinThe Smarter Way To Job Search with Sam FranklinIf you struggle with recruitment, either as a recruiter or a job hunter, then don’t miss this week’s episode with …
Being A Black Woman In Tech With Flavilla FongangBeing A Black Woman In Tech With Flavilla FongangIf you’re struggling to get customers for your business, then Flavilla Fongang, the effervescent managing director and founder of 3 …
Why you need to prioritise learning in your teamsWhy you need to prioritise learning in your teamsHere’s a question for you. How fast can you peddle a bike? 10mph? 20mph? You may know the answer because you’re an ardent cyclist …
Why high performing teams need to be flexible and adaptableWhy high performing teams need to be flexible and adaptableChange. It’s everywhere. Never have we existed in a more volatile world than the one that surrounds us today. COVID has …
How to build trust in high performing teamsHow to build trust in high performing teamsBe honest.  When was the last time you put your hands up and said you got it wrong?  Or admitted …
How to ensure dependability in high-performing teamsHow to ensure dependability in high-performing teamsAre you running on empty? Most of the CEOs and Exec teams that I coach are reporting burnout.  Remote working is …
Why high performing teams need psychological safetyWhy high performing teams need psychological safetyYou’re chatting to a member of your team. During the conversation, you notice they’ve got spinach in their teeth. What do …
How to build a high-performance teamHow to build a high-performance teamAre some of the teams in your business more successful than others?  Ever wondered why and wished all your teams …
How To Change Your Company Culture with Siobhán McHaleHow To Change Your Company Culture with Siobhán McHaleIf your company culture could do with an overhaul, then who better to impart advice on this very topic than …
5 sure-fire ways to make execution more effective5 sure-fire ways to make execution more effectiveThink back to January.  Did you resolve to do something life-changing? Get fit or lose some weight?  How’s that going …
How to focus on the right things in your businessHow to focus on the right things in your businessFeeling stuck?  Swimming against a tsunami of demands with no hope of moving forwards?  You’re not alone.  Many of the …
Modernising The Death Industry with Dan GarrettModernising The Death Industry with Dan GarrettDeath is such an unusual, fascinating, and emotional area to work in, however the industry hasn’t evolved much since the …
Unleashed, Hiring Diversely And The Truth About Leadership with Frances FreiUnleashed, Hiring Diversely And The Truth About Leadership with Frances FreiLeadership isn’t about you, says Frances Frei, co-author of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You. Leadership, …
Why you need to be open and honest with your staffWhy you need to be open and honest with your staffTell me. Do you shy away from difficult conversations?  If someone in your team says something stupid, do you roll …
How to ensure clear expectations for all your staffHow to ensure clear expectations for all your staff‘I know what’s expected of me at work’.  It’s no coincidence that this is the first, foundational question of the …
Why cultures that value learning are more successfulWhy cultures that value learning are more successfulDo you read?  Or listen to podcasts?  I ask because it’s so important to me.  It’s indicative of a growth …
How to build a culture of responsibility in your businessHow to build a culture of responsibility in your businessSimple question. Is your office kitchen a mess? Do people wash up their plates and mugs? Or leave them in the sink …
Why now is the best time to change the culture of your businessWhy now is the best time to change the culture of your businessChange. It’s all around us. Everywhere you look, people are re-evaluating. The pandemic has made us realise that nothing is certain. It’s impossible …
The 10 most important features of a strong and powerful cultureThe 10 most important features of a strong and powerful cultureYou know business culture is important. But you’re not entirely sure why. Or how to influence the culture in your …
Brett Putter HeadshotWhy You Shouldn’t Hire For Culture Fit with Brett PutterDo you recruit for ‘culture fit’? If you do, then you’re wasting your time, says Bretton Putter,  author and CEO …
How to get complete clarity over executionHow to get complete clarity over executionEver feel like things aren’t running well in your business?  Can’t put your finger on why?  Maybe there’s no easy …
How to make remote sales teams more successfulHow to make remote sales teams more successfulWeek three of lockdown and no sign of normality returning any time soon. People are starting to accept that we’re …
Patty McCord headshotPatty McCord: Queen of the Good GoodbyeYou may not have heard of Patty McCord directly, but if you’re in HR or recruitment, you’ll have likely heard …
How to make remote employees more productiveHow to make remote employees more productiveUnprecedented. A word we’ve heard a lot recently. It’s been used to describe the restrictions to daily life, the scientific …
Robert GlazerElevate performance and working remotely with Robert GlazerWith more people opting to work remotely, particularly in light of the current health issues surrounding Coronavirus, today’s guest couldn’t …
How to get the best from remote working staffHow to get the best from remote working staffDoom and gloom are everywhere.  The disproportionate reporting of the media seems to be reaching a fever pitch. Attention-grabbing headlines …
How to deal with toxic employeesHow to deal with toxic employeesIt’s so easy for corrosive attitudes to set in and spread like wildfire in a business.  Often they originate with …
Why talent assessment is crucial to scaling up your businessWhy talent assessment is crucial to scaling up your businessHow good are your team?  A simple question that often involves facing up to hard truths. If your plans for …
Do your staff know when they’ve had a good day? (Rockefeller Habit #9)Do your staff know when they’ve had a good day? (Rockefeller Habit #9)Motivation and engagement – the holy grails of any business.  With productivity levels languishing in the UK, companies need to …
Want your business to grow?  Then you need to listen to your staff (Rockefeller Habit #5)Want your business to grow? Then you need to listen to your staff (Rockefeller Habit #5)Scaling a business isn’t easy.  It takes effort, dedication and a systematic approach.  You need to adopt new ways of …
Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Simple question.  Does your business have the right people, doing the right things in the right way?  It’s common for …
The Journey to Midlife Awakening with Sue HollisThe Journey to Midlife Awakening with Sue HollisIf you’ve ever wondered if this is all there is, then you need to listen to this week’s podcast with …
Helping Companies Fix Their Recruitment Challenge with Brad SmartHelping Companies Fix Their Recruitment Challenge with Brad SmartThis week’s guest on The Melting Pot is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on hiring, Dr. Brad Smart. …
How CliftonStrengths® will help your business growHow CliftonStrengths® will help your business growEveryone is different. Fact. Our thoughts, motivations and talents are entirely unique. It’s one of the many fascinating aspects of …
What is trust in business (and how do you build it?)What is trust in business (and how do you build it?)Do you trust your colleagues? Do they trust you?  Simple questions that are loaded with significance.  In theory, it’s easy …
‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?I love to read. To my mind, if you’re a business leader, you can’t afford not to.  I often hear excuses. …
Jenny Kitchen: How To Create a Great Environment for Your EmployeesJenny Kitchen: How To Create a Great Environment for Your EmployeesOn today’s podcast we talk with Jenny Kitchen, MD of Yoyo Design, a company specialising in designing digital solutions so …
The four super-powers that great managers needThe four super-powers that great managers needCast your mind back. Have you ever worked for a bad manager? Can you remember how you felt?  Frustrated? Despairing? …
Want to scale up?  Then start praising your staff!Want to scale up? Then start praising your staff!Saying thank you. Noticing a job well done.  Spotting positive behaviour. These make a massive difference to staff engagement.  And …
How to supercharge your executive teamHow to supercharge your executive teamBe honest. Is your exec team as good as it could be?  Are they tight-knit, collaborative and honest? Do they …
Why your business needs to put coaching firstWhy your business needs to put coaching firstLearning, developing, growing – there’s a reason these three words go together. You can’t have one without the other. They depend …
Tristan White on Why Culture is EverythingTristan White on Why Culture is EverythingToday’s guest is Tristan White, CEO of The Physio Co. For 10 consecutive years, The Physio Co has ranked as …
Want better productivity? Then prioritise happiness!Want better productivity? Then prioritise happiness!If you’re serious about growing your business, there are a few fundamentals you can’t afford to ignore.  Number one on …
Daring to Dream Bigger with Guy RigbyDaring to Dream Bigger with Guy RigbyGuy Rigby has been working with entrepreneurs for decades. He’s an accountant who takes a unique approach to the service …
[Rebroadcast] Henry Stewart – Be Happy[Rebroadcast] Henry Stewart – Be HappyHenry Stewart believes people should find joy at work. And it’s not just a nice idea, it’s good business. And …
10 ways to turbocharge your meetings10 ways to turbocharge your meetingsAre most of the meetings in your company a waste of time? When I’m working with a group of people …
6 reasons why you should measure engagement (in customers and staff)6 reasons why you should measure engagement (in customers and staff)I’ll say it until you’re bored of listening. Happy staff + happy customers = profitability.  Simple! I think that’s all …
Why Businesses with Purpose Grow FasterWhy Businesses with Purpose Grow FasterTimes are uncertain. We’re surrounded by turmoil and feel unsettled by events beyond our control. People have always searched for …
How to make 2019 the best yet for your businessHow to make 2019 the best yet for your businessIt’s that time of year again.  Decorations packed away, children back to school, gym memberships purchased and a quiet sense …
Why artefacts and symbols matter to a great cultureWhy artefacts and symbols matter to a great cultureBroken chairs. Strict dress codes. Dead flowers. Awful coffee. It’s amazing what everyday things can tell you about the culture …
How rituals and celebrations build great culturesHow rituals and celebrations build great culturesBuying the tree. Wrapping the presents. Singing carols. Cooking a turkey. It’s pretty obvious what I’m talking about.  Sorry if …
How to Achieve the Best Net Promoter Score Part II: Meet Tony PandherHow to Achieve the Best Net Promoter Score Part II: Meet Tony PandherToday I’m talking to Tony Pandher, Head of Operations at Macquarie Cloud Services. This episode is the second and final …
Using the Net Promoter System to Create a Gold-Class Customer Contact Center: Meet Fionán Mc DonnellUsing the Net Promoter System to Create a Gold-Class Customer Contact Center: Meet Fionán Mc DonnellToday I’m talking to a soft-spoken Irishman, Fionán Mc Donnell, who is the NSW New Business Manager at Macquarie Telecom …
When Managers Become CoachesWhen Managers Become Coaches“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” Tom Peters. Think back to the worst manager …
The Importance Of Trust In BusinessThe Importance Of Trust In BusinessWhy is trust important? To understand why trust is important in business we need to go back in time. Back …
The Melting Pot Podcast with Henry StewartThe Melting Pot Podcast with Henry StewartHow happy are you at work? How happy is your workforce? Maybe it’s not something you actively think about, or …
Reaching goals couldn’t be simpler with OKRsReaching goals couldn’t be simpler with OKRsLet’s start at the beginning — what are OKRs? They are Objectives and Key Results. A process for setting, communicating and monitoring …
The Melting Pot Podcast with David TudehopeThe Melting Pot Podcast with David TudehopeHow can we attract Millennials to our business? What do graduates want from jobs these days? In this week’s episode …

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