effective communication

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted

Getting passed over for promotion and watching others progress around you can be soul destroying. It can leave you feeling disheartened and for some, with a bruised ego. Another year of hard slog lies ahead and you are unsure of what to do now to progress your career. The lifestyle you aspire to appears even further away. [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|career management, Communication, effective communication, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness, Listening, professional development|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted

A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

How effective is your communication? In my experience, taking time out to reflect on what worked well and what I could improve for on for next time has helped me continue to refine my communication skills. Learning from others has also been a key enabler for me. And so last year I set up a [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Communication, effective communication, executive coaching, leadership effectiveness, professional development|Comments Off on A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

Whether we realise it or not, we are influencing others all the time.  Whether because we want them to do something, behave in a different way or to think for themselves. How well do you think you influence others? In my experience, often the reason individuals feel they have not been as successful as they [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Communication, effective communication, executive coaching, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness, professional development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

A common theme that emerges with my coaching clients is how to develop more executive presence. The kind of presence someone creates as they enter a room, take their seat at the table and begin to communicate effectively with those around them. Do you remember a time when you met someone in a leadership position [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Category of Personal Leadership, effective communication, executive coaching, leadership coaching, leadership effectiveness|Comments Off on 7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

Whether you believe leaders are born or whether they are made, leaders need to persuade and influence others towards achieving a common goal. Here in the UK we have recently seen the art of persuasion through the Brexit campaign and more recently in the contest for the Conversative Party leadership and future Prime Minister. Boris [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Career Change, Category of Personal Leadership, change, Communication, compassion, effective communication, leadership effectiveness, professional development|Comments Off on Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

How top leaders avoid the fatal flaws of poor decision making

Being a leader in any field is tough. Top leaders know that when they make a decision, it’s not just about the immediate action and reaction that matters but also the long-term effects that can ripple through a team and cause confusion and chaos.  Unfortunately, being the one who has to make the decision puts [...]

Don’t let poor communication bring you down!

Earlier this year, Entrepreneur Magazine came out with an article saying that the fastest way to be tagged as a bad manager is to have poor communications skills. There are many ways to show you have a problem with communications. Have you ever found yourself saying (or thinking) these words: “Just listen and follow.” “It’s [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]

5 Important and Universal Leadership Facts

Leadership today is a complex process.  It is no longer enough to set a compelling vision and hope that your team will follow you. In my experience effective leadership is: getting others to perform at the best letting them know their key qualities and the value of their contribution helping them grow personally and professionally. Drs [...]

No-one is listening to me! How to become a more effective communicator – Part 2

Clear communication makes for effective communication and great leaders Since 90% of all business and personal relationships have to do with communication, learning how to be an effective communicator, clear about your message content will make life a lot easier to manage. 5 Quick Steps for clear verbal communication: Know what you want to say. [...]