A human-to-human approach for reducing Bullying & Harassment at work

The prevalence of bullying in the workplace is rising, and there are likely a number of reasons that this is the case. One reason could be due to people feeling more able and empowered to report bullying and harassment. Another is that some managers are struggling with higher levels of diversity in the workplace (be […]

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Three Positive Ways to Buffer Brexit Uncertainties for People in the Insurance Industry

“When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands.” Daniel Goleman Uncertainty continues to reign in the UK, and this is having a particularly negative influence on people in the insurance industry. Most large insurance companies have strong international links […]

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How can Psychological Capital empower people to be their best?

Psychological Capital is a brilliant way to foster really great performance and wellbeing for ourselves, and to empower others to do the same. So, what is it and how can we develop it in our workplace? Psychological Capital (or ‘PsyCap’) looks at how positively we view situations, ourselves and success. It is considered a ‘positive […]

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Wellbeing at Work: Applying the PERMA model of Psychological Wellbeing

Wellbeing in the workplace: a challenge and an opportunity. We’ll be discussing how the PERMA model of Psychological Wellbeing can be applied. Wellbeing Challenge: there is increased awareness (thanks to media and data insights), that despite high engagement levels, negative symptoms of low wellbeing are on the rise in our organisations. The costs of this, […]

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Can the strengths approach help address underperformance?

So… let’s assume we know what strengths are: the unique, enduring, authentic traits which we find enjoyable and energising to use. hbspt.cta.load(4296053, ‘d7f31787-1eb3-49b1-8d2f-92ec159cd167’, {}); Great. But how can strengths be applied to cases of underperformance? Will strengths coaching remove the issue of underperformance altogether and eliminate the need for performance conversations? No (let’s be realistic!), but a strengths approach will help when initially […]

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Have you mastered your strengths? – March 2018 Newsletter

X, Y, Z are my top three strengths. Now what? Discovering our strengths- the things we enjoy and excel at- doesn’t really change very much. It won’t instantaneously improve our performance, increase our engagement or empower us to flourish…unless…we actively channel our strengths to craft a working life that we enjoy. The real power lies in […]

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Do you have an inner triad or quad of decision makers in your Exec?

Who really makes the decisions for your company?  Who is really leading your organisation?  Do you have a reasonable size Exec/Board, but what is reasonable? Time and again I speak to CEO’s who have 7, 8, even 10 people reporting to them and making up their Exec team.  I hear you thinking… “What’s wrong with […]

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How can we collaborate more intelligently? – March 2018 Newsletter

Collaboration has become a 21st century buzzword, but are we really recognising its strategic importance? Solutions to complex problems can be achieved more quickly and competently if knowledge, skills and resources can be pooled and shared across our teams (CIPD, 2017). Don’t forget… not only does team collaboration enhance day-to-day productivity, it also helps to […]

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Do you want to grow your micro-action mindset? Sign up for 5-days of free micro-actions now!

  Are you missing the micro-action mindset? hbspt.cta.load(4296053, ’54beacfb-0ade-470f-89f2-e92df7596aff’, {}); Read on to discover how to achieve the micro-action mindset. And how it can help. We set ourselves goals and within a short space of time we’ve forgotten or failed them. Why does this happen? Most of the time we’ve tried to achieve too much, […]

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Overcoming team performance blockages cost-effectively – February 2018 Newsletter

We all know team performance conversations are vital, but where do we start? How can we understand and overcome performance blockages without the need for face-to-face training? Budgets are always shrinking, forcing team training and development courses further down the priority list. Faced with these economic pressures, managers still need increased support to engage with […]

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Setting goals for the upcoming year- January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 is the perfect time to set meaningful and motivational goals, for yourself and for your team as we know motivation drops in every 24hrs let alone over holidays. Setting goals and taking consistent micro actions will result in successful macro-change. Our second newsletter of the month explores the benefits of goal setting and how best to approach it. 

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Inspiring our clients

In the final of our series of articles exploring strengths application in the workplace, Grace Walsh (one of the Bailey & French team) shares the practical ways we can apply strengths to build relationships and inspire our clients. Over the years, we have helped countless people flourish and thrive in their roles by helping the […]

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