Survive or Thrive – is it a choice?

I don’t know about you but I love the television programme “The Island.”  You know the one; Bear Grylls dumps a dozen or so volunteers onto an island with little more than a few essentials whilst we sit back and watch the drama unfold. OK, so the cynics amongst us can...

I was so scared of my own personal development

“I CANNOT FAIL” … were the words I said to the woman who was about to take me on a one-year journey to qualify to become a professional trainer (CIPD).  Why did I say that? Was it because I wanted to be the best? Actually no.  The reason I said it was because I was...

5 Questions About Coaching

Modern business leaders are increasingly using coaches to assist them with the direction they need in achieving their own personal and business goals. Below are a few questions to help people who have not experienced the power of coaching. Question 1: Why should I use...

THE OL’ CARROT AND STICK

We all know how to motivate and reward staff, don’t we?  Give them something to aim for and punish them if they don’t perform.  Also known as the Carrot and Stick approach. The reality is that we all have deep seated motivations which drives our behaviour.  These...