What Every Successful Leader Needs To Be Able To Do… Listen

Being a leader is challenging.  When you are on the outside looking in it can appear really straightforward.  After all you have the seniority and status to make things happen.   One of the skills that is often spoken about is the importance of being able to communicate.  In my experience there is no shortage […]

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How To Recruit and Select Staff

Recruiting or hiring staff is one of the biggest investment decisions you will make as a manager.  You are likely to be committing your organisation to thousands of pounds every year every time you appoint someone Defining what you need The first step in any recruitment process is to specify or define what you need.  […]

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You Can’t Be A Leader In The NHS If…

Being in a leadership role is tough in any organisation.  In the complex and demanding environment of the NHS it is many ways tougher than a lot of organisations.   There are still many who step up and show real leadership in the NHS.  Some are more hesitant and reluctant.  Some want to do it […]

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Do You Make Any Of These Mistakes When Leading A Team?

Having the opportunity to lead a team is hugely rewarding.  At the same time it can also be hugely challenging and even extremely frustrating.  You think you are doing all the right things but are not getting the response or result that you want.   Yet so often when it comes to leading a team, […]

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The Keys To High Performance In The NHS

The NHS is a round the clock service that is open and available every day of the year.  With longer life expectancy, increasing demands from service users, some high profile adverse publicity, financial challenges and advances in medicine there are a lot of issues to focus on.   From the outside looking in it is […]

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4 Essentials When Trying To Make Change

Change is part and parcel of the role of being a leader these days.  The rate at which things evolve means that no organisation can really afford to stop or standstill.  One of the things I have noticed about change, especially large scale change is that there is no lack of expertise in process or […]

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Why Managers Struggle To Keep People Motivated

Every manager knows that when they are managing highly motivated people they are much more likely to achieve better results.  At the same time there is often a huge disconnect between what managers know and what managers do.   One of the things I often ask managers when running workshops is a very simple question.  […]

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Mind Your Language

The ability to communicate is a key skill for every professional whatever their discipline.  How you communicate impacts on your ability to get engagement, influence, persuade, motivate, inspire and bring out the best in others to name just a few.   One thing I have noticed is that when it comes to communicating, we are […]

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