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International Womens' Day 8th March 2014

International Women's Day events honour and celebrate the achievements of women all around the world, ranging from small random informal gatherings to large highly organised events. To find out what's happening in your area go to the website.

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Write Three Letters

letterA business leader recently told me this funny story:

An out-going Chief Executive is briefing his successor. He gives his successor three letters in envelopes labelled one to three. He says “If you are ever in a crisis, open one envelope.”

After a few months the new Chief Executive is facing a crisis. So she opens to first envelope. The letter inside says simply “Blame me”. So she crafts a communication to say that the crisis is the result of bad decisions made before she took over and that she is committed to sorting out the mess she has inherited.

Things settled down.

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Winning Ways – The Collective HR Network Awards Finalists!

Congratulations to our clients at Wm Grant and Sons, Skyscanner and City of Edinburgh Council.

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Public Speaking & Communication Workshop - Glasgow 13 October 2013

Small group - Public Speaking & Communication Workshop with Award Winning Performer, NLP Master & Motivational Presenter Terry Neason

Glasgow: Sunday, 13 October 2013

  • Speaking Skills
  • Communication Styles
  • Tackling the Nerves
  • Performance Techniques
  • Body Language - Posture & Rapport
  • Voice Coaching - volume, pitch, rhythm & tone
  • Breath Control

Venue: The Training Suite, 34 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1DA

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Early Bird: £95

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If Performance Management Belongs In Room 101 – What Next?

If you had a manufacturing process that had never produced the quality of output you want, despite a huge investment in re-engineering and repairs, what would you do?

I hope you would throw it out and start again. Why then have we persevered with Performance Management for more than 30 years?

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Herding Cats? You May be Leading a “Group”

This is not an uncommon leadership challenge. It’s tempting to launch into team development or coaching , but this may not always be the right way forward. The “herding cats” syndrome may not be a symptom of either poor team-working or inadequate leadership. It may be a symptom that your “team” is in fact, not a team at all.

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