CEOs: the Loneliest Employees?

CEOs: the Loneliest Employees?

Research by Robert Half UK suggests that 3 in 5 employees would like to be CEO, citing the challenge and responsibility as main motivators. Those less interested in the top job identified a poor work-life balance and significantly increased stress as their reasons for preferring to not pursue corporate leadership. One thing that wasn’t identified […]

Training Your Employees to Train Others

Training Your Employees to Train Others

Training adults is very different to training children. Children have very little experience and therefore hang on every word, whereas most adults are worldly wise, they already have a pre-conception of what they already know. It may be that they have been in the same job for so long that they feel they have no […]

The Impact of Fundraising and CSR on Employee Engagement

The Impact of Fundraising and CSR on Employee Engagement

Clearly their motivation and commitment had been captured by a new charity venture that they were wholeheartedly supporting… Bake Off. The Chamber had successfully run an internal competition to raise funds for their chosen charity and now the supporters were busy challenging other local employers to a Bake Off Competition. It sounded great fun and […]

Why Training and Developing Employees Is Even More Important Than Ever Before

Why Training and Developing Employees Is Important

The fast pace of skills evolution has encouraged more workers than ever before to bring a wider range of skills and enhanced creativity, dynamism and productivity into perceptive workplaces. The need for people, especially professionals, to constantly update their expertise is an essential requirement for organisational success. Managing upskilling and raising expectations of constant upskilling […]

“Why should anyone be led by you?”

Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?

Inevitably most comments carefully skirted the question revealing, that even in the illustrious company in which I found myself, there was a reluctance to self promote. Some chose to talk about themselves using others’ comments to justify their position telling us that they had been told that they were, for example, visionary, charismatic, inspirational, supportive […]

The importance of recognising that different personalities have their own strengths

The importance of recognising that different personalities

I was immediately on high alert and queried what he meant by this. He explained that he was generally a quiet individual, a definite ‘introvert’ and as such, he felt that his career opportunities were seriously hindered by his personality. Apart from his general lack of understanding about personality, I thought how sad that he […]