How do i deal with work disappointments?

Some of the conversations i’m having with ex-colleagues certainly aren’t that positive after their company was recently acquired. As with all good acquisitions processes have been changed quickly, new reporting lines established, new systems brought into place. My friends were great at this their systems and processes were the ones others changed to. They are less happy with having to change themselves.… Read more

What signs are you displaying?

So which way does your team go?
As a new boss are you consistent in the messages you send to your team and consistent in also living by those messages? “Walk the talk”, is a simple reminder to also do what you say. I’m a big believer in consistency, and a consistent boss is on the road to becoming a very good boss.… Read more

An introduction to DISC

The elevator doors are about to close on you as you try to get in. People are already inside the elevator. One of the people is in a hurry and does not want to wait and was pushing ‘door close’. There is also a bubbly, energetic passenger who holds the door open while greeting you. A third rider is happy either way and smiles while waiting patiently.… Read more

5 Killer Questions for Non-Marketers to ask

In moving from commercially focused businesses into the wider world, the question i am asked most often is : how can i improve my branding and marketing. This a killer question. Without getting into an in-depth review of the questioners specific challenges, i go back to first principles and ask them to think about asking similar killer questions to ask their marketing teams.… Read more