Unlocking the hidden talent on your Board

At some stage in your career, you will run companies, and inevitably these companies come with Boards of Directors.

In moving to run a company or to becoming a lead director in a subsidiary company, you would have made an impact in how you have managed the people who work for you and controlled the business well. But when you reach the dizzy heights of running a company, you have an added responsibility, that of managing the people for whom you work.… Read more

3 Benefits in Developing Mindfulness

… and here are 5 tips to practicing it to better your health and wellbeing.

It’s a busy world. You tap away at your computer while keeping one eye on your iPhone and another on people walking past your cubicle. You plan your day while listening to your playlist and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend on the way back eyes glued to your iPad Calendar avoiding either fellow bus passengers or fellow drivers.… Read more

DISC preference profiling tool

Every person has distinctive characteristics and qualities, which combines to influence their thinking, preferences and behaviour.

The DISC Profiling System is a positive tool, aiming to help individuals increase in effectiveness as they identify and capitalise on strengths, whilst recognising potential weaknesses and blind spots. disc_chart

DISC is the four-quadrant self-assessment behaviour based model based on the work of Dr. W. M.… Read more

TEAMS profile tool

The TEAMS profile tool is an excellent corporate resource for team development, the results of The TEAMS Profile from Lifeskills Enrichment will give leaders the information required to understand the role preferences of their team members and to strategically place each person in their best position to maximise their effectiveness.

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The profile will increase team members’ understanding and appreciation for the different necessary roles within each effective team, each other’s talents, preferences, communication style, leadership qualities and challenge areas.… Read more

Do you really understand your Sales Team’s Strategy?

For Board members or for non-commercial executives thinking about the commercial area of their business branding, marketing and advertising occupies most focus and sales is left pretty much to fend for itself.

This mindset is to be regretted, as sales must offer the business many opportunities to add value in building and retaining a strong customer network. I have seen too many great brands with fantastic advertising flounder because no one could buy their product, or retailers or wholesalers were constantly out of stock or pricing did not reflect brand values.  … Read more