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Four ways to get your managers coaching now

In our view, one of the most important things a manager can do now is coach. It’s a style that lends itself to building empowerment and ownership – helping people…

by Paul Hodder

Hybrid working: how to communicate effectively

If we’re no longer eyeballing each other at work, how will workplaces continue to flourish? A key success criterion of hybrid working is good communication. In this blog we look…

by Paul Hodder

Giving feedback – what we all need to know to improve working life

Feedback is an important part of job performance but often fails for some simple reasons. In this blog, we look at some ways you can ensure your feedback is successful.…

by Paul Hodder

These initiatives are challenging gender inequality in the workplace

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge. A call, we believe, is needed now more than ever. This is because in the months since last…

by Paul Hodder

How the furlough scheme can affect company culture and what to do about it

The UK furlough scheme extension signals how much longer it will be before we see a return to “normality”. With millions of workers on the scheme, one issue many businesses are…

by Paul Hodder

How to listen

Knowing how to listen (properly) is an important ingredient in a successful working relationship. Many of our courses teach listening techniques and, it’s a subtle change, but we’re noticing participants…

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 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