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 […]
June 14, 2014

Ever Dare to be Different? Go on, Give it a Try!

There have been a lot of raised eyebrows this week at the appointment of a female coach by Britain’s number one tennis player, Andy Murray. It would appear he is the first leading player to do so and when asked what his peer group thought of his appointment he declared, […]
June 6, 2014

Feeling the Pressure? It Adds to our Performance!

  Performance is important in business; and to a person’s career. So, continuously I seek to engage in activities that will improve my performance, in some shape or form. And to that end I’ve completed numerous Psychometric Profiles over the years. As a result, I recognise my personality type. In addition, […]
May 31, 2014

What Are You Waiting For? The Time is Never ‘Just Right’!

Every time a team member comes up with a fresh idea to move the business forward, I’ll treat it seriously and take time to consider it. What would you do? A typical response is to think: Great idea! I’ll do something with that when… • I have the time to do […]
May 24, 2014

Want The Organisation to be Successful? It’s ALL in the Behaviours!

Working with a Client Organisation recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the Chief Executive Officer of the American parent company. Here’s a highly experienced businessman who now takes on new acquisitions for a living, as well as responsibility for their turnaround. Every month, if not more regularly than […]
May 8, 2014

Do you go for Instant or Delayed Gratification? Find the Middle Ground!

Whilst attending a day of training I fell in love with the facilitator’s shoes. They were striking and quirky. I knew I had to have a pair of my own. The facilitator gave me the name of the manufacturers. And I felt a sense of gratification; as if the footwear […]
May 3, 2014

Doing What Comes Naturally? You Need to Spell it Out!

Receiving a welcome call from a client, I was surprised when she asked me to clarify a few things in terms of my methodology – how I do what I do. It turns out she had revisited the Robertson Fox website which hadn’t supplied her with all the information needed […]
April 26, 2014

5 Top Tips for Developing Win-Win Relationships

Manchester United has been all over the news this week with the public sacking of the football club’s manager, David Moyes. Even if you’re not a sports fan it has been hard to miss. Listening to the many view points about where it’s all gone wrong – from the Media, […]
April 18, 2014

Deconstructing or Building up? Great Coaches can do both!

Have you heard the story about the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow? As part of the opening ceremony there was a plan to demolish 6 tower blocks, live on TV, in front of a world-wide audience. The decision was planned both as commemoration of a part of Glasgow’s social history […]
April 12, 2014

Balance, what Balance? I’m a Workaholic!

Working with numerous clients across a variety of industries over the years, it strikes me that most, if not all are looking for some kind of work / life balance. It’s easy to assume that means working fewer hours and spending more time with the family; and maybe that’s true […]