September 19, 2014

A Tough Paper Round (Revisited)

An expression one of my old tutors used when describing students who had experienced troubled childhoods. Also the title of my first blog back in 2009. I know; whilst I established Robertson Fox 3 years earlier it took me a while to warm up to blogging! The first few attempts […]
September 13, 2014

Reward & Punishment: A Good Approach for Getting Results?

Overweight children are being paid gold to lose weight if they live in Dubai; so I’ve read. Apparently, they have one of the worst child obesity rates in the world. To combat the problem, its rulers are offering parents 2g of gold (worth around £55) for every kilo their children […]
September 5, 2014

Not Born with Creative Flair? You’re more Innovative Than You Think!

Numerous clients have commented to me that they don’t see themselves as creative. They say they’re not good at coming up with ideas; rather they’re better able to run with an idea and develop it into a practical output. Personally, I think those individuals are selling themselves short. In reality, […]
August 29, 2014

Helen Broughton’s Story – Executive Coach: Individual & Team (2014)

“Being co-founder and Director of a successful business is both challenging and invigorating. You mentor and develop those you manage but who does the same for you and your senior team? That is why we started working with Robyn.” It’s the whole piece. She is not coming in to fix […]
August 29, 2014

Need Motivation to Deliver on Your Goals? Here are 5 Steps to help you…

Have you ever had the motivation to go after something that seemed really important to you? And yet, for whatever reason you’ve not been able to deliver on it? That’s happened to me on several occasions over the years. And I know that can be frustrating; especially whilst you’re still […]
August 15, 2014

Want To Succeed Long-Term? Replication is the Mother of Skill!

Before undertaking strenuous exercise it is advisable to warm up first; so we are told by experts in the fitness industry. They give us many good reasons why we should take the time, including mental and physical preparation for the workout ahead. Priming mind and body to be ready for […]
August 8, 2014

Anyone for Cricket? Forget the Sport and Build on Your Relationships!

A colleague recently commented that it’s the people you’re with, rather than the activity you’re engaged in, that’s important. This statement came back to me yesterday whilst I was spending the day with friends at Old Trafford. Now Cricket isn’t a sport I particularly enjoy and you certainly wouldn’t find […]
July 31, 2014

When Compulsion Blowout is Just the Ticket!

 Before I set up Robertson Fox in 2006, I decided to take an NLP Practitioner course (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) as I’d heard that some of the concepts could be applied usefully in business. Some of the outcomes I went in with had radically morphed by the time I completed the programme; […]
July 28, 2014

Paul Steggles’ Story – Leadership Team Development (2014)

“Excellent delivery Robyn; bespoke to the needs of the group. I feel inspired to start working in a more structured fashion and to be more focused on collective objectives.” Robyn, what I’ve enjoyed is not sitting and watching us scream; and not being talked at.  The majority of the talking […]
July 26, 2014

Feeling (Un)Settled? Time to Act!

Three years into my career, a fellow Store Manager told me that he hated retail. I was still in my early 20s; he his early 40s. He complained that amongst other things, the long hours and the need to work Bank Holidays and weekends was getting him down; and it […]
July 19, 2014

Success is Personal. Claim Yours and Make it Real!

Summer is about to start in earnest for those of you with school-age children. Parent or not, August is a good time to take stock. The sun is shining and people are generally in holiday mode. Even if that’s not the case, we can still piggyback on that band wagon! […]
July 10, 2014

When Having it All CAN be a Good Thing!

I recently read an article, discussing why people boast about being too busy, as though it’s some kind of code for being successful and important. I was happily following the author’s logic until he said the notion of ‘having it all’ is overvalued. Wait a minute; what’s wrong with wanting […]
July 5, 2014

Capable of a Championship Performance? Consistency is Key!

Most businesses work hard in the early days to create a strong brand and it’s exciting when you hit on those factors that are unique to you. When we believe what we’re offering makes a difference, in part due to the distinctive way we’re delivering it, then positive results ensue […]
June 28, 2014

Employ Talented Individuals with Suspect Behaviour? It May Come Back to Bite You!

Unbecoming of a high profile footballer, the behaviour Luis Suarez exhibited in Uruguay’s latest World Cup game has been the subject of much debate this week. What must have been going through his head when he decided to bite an opponent? You could argue nothing much, because his actions have […]
June 19, 2014

5 Success Measures for Prioritising your Workload

This week I decided to act on one of my previous ‘top tips’ to see what insight that gave me. So, I picked up a book from my bookshelf, as yet unopened, and there are many! I dropped it onto the desk, allowing it to fall open and read only […]