Competitive advantage in times of crisis

Competitive advantage in times of crisis Good news stories from our community – House of Colour We will be regularly featuring an organisation from our community that is finding a way to thrive during this difficult time. This week it’s the turn of House of Colour… They are currently accredited We invest in people Gold. […]

5 Tips for motivating your team during uncertain times

5 tips for motivating your team during uncertain times Here are our 5 tips for motivating your team during uncertain times. Including – Managing upside down, Tailor your approach, Embrace the f-word, Use the f-word and keep looking forward. 1. Manage upside down  We’re talking about inverting the classic hierarchical model which has the CEO […]

Empowering your team | 20 activities to try

Empower our team Want to find ways to empower your team?  Below we’ve written key things which will help achieve this!  We have developed this list, click on the plus to read the full task… There are  also lists for leading and inspiring and living by company values. Activity: How to write a great job […]

Time to stop dreading… holding people accountable

holding people accountable

Time to stop dreading… holding people accountable There’s a truth that experienced managers know: problems do not get better on their own. In fact, they tend to get worse.  This is especially true when it comes to holding people accountable. The longer you don’t do it, the harder it becomes when you do. And yet, […]

Purpose before profit – the time is right

purpose before profit

Purpose before profit – the time is right We can get a bit fixated on economic growth. We listen out for figures and share prices, we measure profits and percentages. But one thing’s for certain, the current model of economic growth isn’t working for everyone.  Is it time for a rethink? Is it time to […]

The morning dividend: should we tell people how to spend their time

time at work

The morning dividend: should we be telling people how to spend their time? “Do your most creative tasks in the morning when your brain is fresh. Leave your emails until the afternoon.” You’ve heard this before, right? You might even have repeated it to your team. Because you want them to be as productive as […]

Good leaders are master carpenters. How are your woodwork skills?

Good leaders are master carpenters. How are your woodwork skills? We’re trying to create the next generation of leaders. So why do so many lack self-confidence? Well, we tell them to fit in boxes. To be a servant leader. A transformational leader. An inclusive leader. We aren’t teaching them to develop their own identity. We’re […]

What does self-care look like for leaders?

What does self-care look like for leaders? Self-care is about loving who you are. It’s about treating your wellbeing and happiness seriously. It’s about looking after yourself. Taking active steps to live a healthier, happier life. It’s important for all people at work, because without wellbeing, we can’t thrive. But it’s especially key for leaders, […]

Leaders, do you strike a good balance on inclusivity?

Leaders, do you strike a good balance on inclusivity? Inclusive workplaces are fantastic. When people feel valued and included, they bring their best selves to work. Their wellbeing improves, which improves productivity, which then improves wellbeing. It’s a virtuous circle: one of those ideas that delivers oodles of upside. And most importantly, it’s the right […]

4 leadership behaviours that improve wellbeing for the whole team

4 leadership behaviours that improve wellbeing for the whole team Why should we focus on improving wellbeing at work? Leaders that focus on improving the wellbeing of their people tend to enjoy better relationships with them, which in turn leads to higher job-related wellbeing and satisfaction.  Let’s look at key leadership behaviours that increase wellbeing. […]