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  Are you missing the micro-action mindset? 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, too quickly. Science […]

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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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Upskilling our teams to be at their best- January 2018 Newsletter

The challenge with innovative HR practice is that when we want to implement something new there can be little evidence – from either researchers or our peers – to support the business cases we need to put together. So, we end up doing the same things over and over again – even when we know that they don’t really work anymore.

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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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Are you Collaborating Intelligently?

In the next of our articles on applying strengths in the workplace, we look at working together: What does collaboration mean to you? For many of us, it comes in the form of sitting in meeting rooms talking about things that are unnecessary or irrelevant, potentially with the wrong people. Or shouting questions across an […]

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How are You Growing Your Career?

Next up in our series of articles exploring the application of strengths, we look at growth and learning: How would you rate the statement: “I have the opportunity to grow and develop in my role”? This leads us to the even more important question of what ‘growth’ and ‘development’ mean to us. Traditionally, and perhaps […]

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Three tips for setting great goals

In the next of our series of articles exploring the application of strengths, we look at goal-setting: It’s that time of year when our thoughts are turning to reflection: Did we hit our KPIs? Did things go as we expected? And did we achieve the things we wanted to, both inside and outside work? Hot […]

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Being our best

After the session, when most had left the room, Andy’s assistant came to me and said how working with Andy was becoming more and more difficult and that the company was going through a really challenging time. She said that Andy was constantly changing his mind and that his impulsiveness was causing huge stress and strain, as others in the team were running around after him, picking up the pieces. They already had people leaving the team and in many ways his behaviour was impacting the business negatively.

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From Strengths to Mastery

In the first of our series of articles exploring the application of strengths, Joshua French (one of the Bailey & French team) shares his experience of building on his strengths to craft a working life he loves: At 24, I felt like I’d failed already. As a teenager I’d become increasingly certain that I wanted […]

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So, we know our strengths – now what?

Around 150 years ago, Sir Francis Galton (among others) developed the field of psychometrics, exploring the characteristics that we possess, and how these might make us more or less successful in our environments. We’ve been enthralled by trying to ‘measure’ ourselves and others ever since – most recently through a wave of online tools designed […]

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Words have Power: Secret tips for CEOs and Senior Leaders

For example, I’ll let you into a secret. People hate being called staff. Some people hate being called employees too, and of course there is no current situation whereby we should still be using the word subordinate. Some companies have moved to using colleague or partner but that’s not that far removed from employee. Why not just use people? In most circumstances, it is possible. Try it.

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