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Headless Chickens Abound!

I remember the client case we took on in 2010 when a new hire was four months into his tenure in a very high profile role where delivery was paramount. We’d been brought in as a last ditch attempt to prevent him being fired and the merry-go-round of re-recruitment starting up again at great expense. … Continue reading Headless Chickens Abound!

Adding Charisma to a Leader!

Not all leaders are charismatic but a great leader needs to have a powerful presence and having charisma certainly helps. Alan Denton is a business coach, working with executives in all fields to help them findi their inner leader; here are his tips to become a more charismatic leader in the work place. Be passionate … Continue reading Adding Charisma to a Leader!

Ban the Elevator Pitch

I don’t understand the elevator pitch. I don’t understand how anyone attending a networking event can be anything but distracted by having a short and rehearsed speech prepared about themselves dancing around their head? Is it me? When I see people honestly connecting at networking events, it is because they are engaged in a conversation … Continue reading Ban the Elevator Pitch

TRC Education’s Achieving Educational Excellence Study Launched

The White Paper Educational Excellence Everywhere (March 2016) clearly sets out the direction of travel for the education sector for the next 5 years with a focus on Great Teachers, Great Leaders and Empowered Pupils, Parents and Communities. In a sector pressured by OFSTED requirements, changing organisational forms, teaching capacity and capability, the paper presents … Continue reading TRC Education’s Achieving Educational Excellence Study Launched

Coaching Return on Investment – does it exist?

♯Big Ideas in Executive Coaching Research recently completed with coaching buyers (Denton, 2016) indicated a clear need for value and results from coaching. They really want to see measurable outcomes and, on the surface, this seems a reasonable and laudable expectation. In contrast whilst coaching research suggests that executive coaching works, the measurement of the … Continue reading Coaching Return on Investment – does it exist?

Engineering company leads the way with building a great workplace initiative

Heidelberg Engineering UK has found the results of building a great workplace plans reflected in increased productivity and long-term employee gains. Many organisations complain of unmotivated staff that lack drive. However, at Heidelberg Engineering they have developed a team who share a keen ambition to achieve high performance; when a new problem presents itself, they … Continue reading Engineering company leads the way with building a great workplace initiative