November 9, 2013

The Power of Collusion: When Naughty can be Nice!

What a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was to meet up with an old work colleague recently for a proper catch up.  The only sticking point was her choice of venue: Slattery’s – famous for its chocolate and uniquely designed cakes!  Nothing wrong with that necessarily, except we were both on […]
November 3, 2013

Let Me Tell You a Story…

Once upon a time, still a mere slip of a girl, I applied for a job in recruitment with an up and coming agency. I liked the founders and was excited by the prospect of working with them to grow their client base. Already working with some big companies, representatives […]
October 26, 2013

Conspicuous by your Absence? The Business Needs You!

Early in my career, I remember the regional manager asking me whether I ever went into work on my day off. Given that I worked 13 day fortnights at the time I thought his question choice. No-one could accuse me of being an absent leader! He explained that people behave […]
October 20, 2013

Who Wields the Branding Iron? It Should be You!

It’s interesting that as business professionals, we wouldn’t question the need for employers to develop a corporate identity and brand.  Most of us recognise the importance of having a shop window and unless you work for a high street retailer that’s usually a website. As customers we want to browse […]
October 13, 2013

Natural Talent: A Blessing or a Curse?

One of my old bosses, CEO of a FTSE 250 Application Software business at the time, believed you could always spot the people who would go on to be successful in their chosen field. He deduced this from their work ethic and attitude towards the job. The ones who will […]
September 30, 2013

Bouncing Back from a Tragic Event

We need to know we have enough personal resilience to draw upon when needed. And I questioned whether sharing this sad personal story was the right thing to do. Then I figured, stuff happens to all of us from time to time – often when we least expect it. Good […]
May 6, 2013

Micro Meetings that Pack a Punch!

How often have you put off having team meetings because let’s face it, you have enough of them scheduled in your calendar already, most of which take up valuable time with very little output? Well, let me tell you about a client who has shaken things up a bit when […]
May 4, 2013

When you say you CAN’T, you MUST!

A strong statement which struck a chord with me when I heard it some years ago and it still rings in my ears whenever I catch myself saying “I can’t do that.” The first time I became conscious of uttering those words was whilst watching a video of people climbing […]
February 5, 2013

Happier People Achieve More! How Much More Productive Could You Be?

When I was asked to give a talk on ‘learning how to be happy whilst pursuing what you want’ I thought the timing was apt, given that we were still early on into a new calendar year. An interesting topic, it is much more positive than a pep talk on setting and […]
January 12, 2013

Want to Make an Impact this year? Here are 12 Pointers to Help you on your way

If success were guaranteed, without any fear of failure, how would your plans for the coming year be different?  Consider this question in light of the following 12 suggestions, designed to make you think about things from a different perspective: MAKE PLANS, TAKE ACTION: we all start the New Year […]
October 1, 2012

Leadership Development, a Contradiction in Terms?

One of the biggest misconceptions about leadership in my experience is that once you’ve made it into a responsible position you’re supposed to know it all – not only the technical requirements of the role but also the skills to lead a team of people and to know how to […]
September 17, 2012

Leader or Follower? You need to be good at both!

Are you the person who always ends up taking the initiative, whether it be on team projects, in staff meetings or even at family gatherings, when really you’d prefer to follow someone else’s lead? The reality is that whether you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower, you […]
August 28, 2012

Charlotte Gallagher’s Story: Executive Breakthrough (2012)

“I want to thank Robyn for a truly inspiring Executive Breakthrough day. I had been putting this off for some time as there was always something more important than my own development to focus on. Now I wish I had done this ages ago!” I learned a lot about myself […]
July 28, 2012

Shane Tickell’s Story – Executive Coaching (2012)

“I’m so inspired that I’ve now engaged Robyn to work with 8 of my Executives and some junior people as well who I think have great potential in the organisation.” I know so much more about myself now than I did six months ago. When I entered this arrangement it […]
July 15, 2012

Competition, What Competition? How to make an Impact and Eradicate your Competition in the process

There are a lot of people out there who share your job title; working for organisations that are selling similar products and services. What they don’t have is YOU and your unique way of doing things. So, what can you do to make an impact and eradicate your competition in […]