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Where We Belong

Posted by Tracy Powley 13/11/19

We are delighted to have been asked to write for The Institute of Leadership and Management magazine for their happiness at work edition.

So why are we not doing very well at being happy?

Setting the tone from the top

Posted by Heather McIntosh 29/10/19

people with speech bubbles“Diversity and inclusion is an HR thing”…Surely a myth that’s been well and truly busted – or has it?


Our Facilitator Heather McIntosh looks at what senior leaders are doing … or not doing to drive the creation of inclusive cultures 

World Rugby - why new rules need a shared understanding

Posted by Tracy Powley 02/10/19

Why the confusion about new tackling guidelines amongst World Rugby officials is a cautionary tale for business leaders…. 

Driving Honesty and Safety in Teams

Posted by Helga Davies - Associate Learning and Development Consultant 16/08/19

QuestioningMuch is written about the importance of creating honesty in teams, but knowing how to do this effectively can be challenging. In this blog our facilitator and coach Helga Davies looks at some practical questions teams can ask themselves to help them create a culture of “truth speaking” 

Managing Inappropriate Behaviour - what to do to create lasting change

Posted by Tracy Powley 13/06/19

The upside to all the headlines about inappropriate workplace behaviour is that organisations are starting to do something about it. But behaviour change needs more than one workshop.....

Just Banter … or is it? Thoughts for International Women’s Day

Posted by Tracy Powley 04/03/19

Banter can knit teams together; shared experience and humour can go a long way to creating a strong sense of team identity and break barriers down between team members. 

But it can also create barriers – in a way which erodes confidence and negatively affects motivation and productivity….

Talent Development Programmes – A Multipronged Approach

Posted by Chris Brown 10/01/19

NetworkChris Brown, coach and consultant trainer at Focal Point Training explains how talent management programmes should support both individual and organisational goals and how using a range of development and training activities leads to tangible benefits.

Creating a Speak Up Culture - Why Your Managers are the Key

Posted by Tracy Powley 03/01/19

UnhappyManagers are pivotal to how employees experience their time at work and creating a culture where people feel able to raise concerns and "speak up"...

Why many (men) may be feeling anxious about going to the Christmas party this year…

Posted by Tracy Powley 27/11/18

Office PartyOver a year since Weinstein, the workplace landscape has shifted... and while empowering for some, for others it is leading to confusion and concern...

The results of our survey - “Weinstein a year on; what has changed?”

Posted by Tracy Powley 13/11/18

Senior Manager inappropriate behaviourThanks to everyone who completed our survey “Weinstein a year on; what has changed?”Take a look at the results here