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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

Gareth Southgate’s Difficult Conversations

Posted by Stella Chandler 06/09/18


What business managers can learn from Southgate’s management style when it comes to tricky conversations with team members…..

How closely does your organisation’s on-line reputation match your actual culture?

Posted by Tracy Powley 13/08/18

Smiley ButtonsBuilding the right brand and reputation is key in attracting talent... but how confident are you that it matches your internal culture?

When bad boy antics go too far - the impact of Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour

Posted by Stella Chandler 29/06/18

His view is that this is just the way he is and shouldn’t really matter, but we wonder what might be going on underneath the “entertainer” persona.