People development takes centre stage at Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield Theatres is in the business of creating exceptional experiences for its audiences. Key to its success is empowering employees to channel their passion into delivering these outstanding events. Working alongside BSA Training, Sheffield Theatres has provided a training and development programme for its managers over the past three months. Sheffield Theatres is the largest […]

Leaders must be chameleons

It is said In today’s world, having one particular management or leadership style is probably not the answer. Leaders must be chameleons, adjusting their personal style to the individuals that they manage, in order to get the best out of each. Be adaptive The best managers adapt their behaviour to the needs of the people […]

The GROW Model – Framework for a Coaching session

Coaching and Mentoring is increasingly recognised as one of the most effective ways to enhance the skills and behaviours of others. It is about helping others to help themselves. Following the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a […]

10 Top Tips to… Delegating.

Make a plan for the meeting well in advance. Talk to them about their objectives, as well as your own. Focus on the benefits to the other person, not to you. Tell them about the task, how it contributes to corporate goals, and how it fits into the broader scheme of things. Make clear why […]

Dealing with difficult people

Every now and then we all have to deal with people who send our blood pressure soaring, and who push our tolerance levels to the limit, if not beyond. If these people are work colleagues it can be even more difficult to cope, because we cannot often avoid contact with them. If not handled effectively, […]

5 Questions to Help You Spot Your Strengths.

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Most of us could quite easily list those aspects we need to improve on but we often forget to remind ourselves of our strengths which will help position us professionally. Here are our ‘top 5 questions’ to spotting your strengths: What are you naturally good at? What are you […]

We can’t go on meeting like this

You probably spend a lot of your time in meetings. There may be many tasks you would like to get on with, but find you have to postpone because of the time you must spend in meetings. There is a fair chance that for at least some of the meetings you currently attend, one of […]

Employing Graduates: The Benefits and the Future

In my work, I meet a lot of graduates. I help them ensure they present themselves to employers with the right skills, experience and awareness. Working with these often vibrant, enthusiastic people, I have learned that they have a lot to offer future employers. Here are some of the key areas I have found graduates […]

10 Key Attributes for… Successful Leaders.

Do you strive to be a successful leader? After years of working with a huge variety of leaders and managers, here are the 10 key attributes that make a successful leader: They have a clear vision of where they want the Organisation to be, and the main steps needed to get there. They know what […]