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The right way to say no to your boss

You’ve just been promoted to manager and can’t find enough hours in the day to cope with the new workload.  Now your boss has approached you about another piece of…

by Paul Hodder

The 3 Ps of presenting – how to wow the room

Glossophobia is the technical term for a fear of public speaking, and as you might expect, it’s a commonly held fear. It can be so debilitating that a survey earlier…

by Paul Hodder

Our BiteSize Learning team reveal their most inspiring leaders

Organisations never aspire to have bad leaders. So why do we have so many? In today’s VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) team leaders need an unprecedented mix of…

by Paul Hodder

What’s the Dalai Lama got to teach us about business

Earlier this year his Holiness shared his thoughts on leadership in the Harvard Business Review. It’s a short article, but the call to action is huge: “Leaders, whatever field they…

by Ivor Twydell

Are you a submissive, assertive or aggressive communicator? – QUIZ

Whatever your role in the workplace, a clear and assertive approach will prevent misunderstanding and ensure that your message is heard. Discover whether you are communicating assertively or if you…

by Paul Hodder

How to help employees have difficult conversations

We all know how easy it is to do practically anything, rather than have those difficult conversations. Apart from the few of us who love confrontation, for many it’s just…

by Paul Hodder

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

From the casting couch to the wolf whistle, sexual harassment at work has been with us for a very long time. No sector is immune: entertainment, media, professional and financial…

by Lucy Limb

This process helps you effectively delegate tasks

It’s end of year at Aquabanque. Jenna has to have her department’s performance report ready by next week’s board meeting. Ashish keeps coming back on email. He doesn’t feel he…

by Paul Hodder

New trends in leadership development

As advisors to organisations of all sizes, we are sometimes asked about the trends we see rippling through the corporate world. The truth is, it’s very much a mixed bag.…

by Paul Hodder

Is sleep deprivation damaging your workplace?

According to Britain’s healthiest workplace survey 2018, one in three of your employees aren’t getting enough sleep to function properly at work. And the problem is getting worse. Sleep is…

by Lucy Limb

The role of L&D in workplace wellbeing

Wellbeing in the workplace is a strategic issue. People are a company’s greatest asset, and if they aren’t healthy and happy, the consequences impact not only the bottom line but…

by Lucy Limb