Free Fruit Fridays

Free Fruit Fridays - It's not enough Free Fruit Fridays An article earlier this year in People Management made some very powerful points about employee wellbeing. It’s a huge topic, getting lots of interest and, the article points out, there appears to be a lot of...

The Power of Mentoring Programmes

The Power of Mentoring Programmes Mentoring Programmes Over the past 15 years, mentoring programmes have bloomed in all sorts of settings: multi-national corporations, Universities, professional associations, NGOs . . . Their general purpose in almost all cases is to...

Virtual Coaching Works

Virtual Coaching Works Virtual Coaching Works   I have always believed that the best coaching was done face to face. As an extrovert, this is partly a personal preference. I also found it hard to believe that a relationship could develop deep trust without the...

The Hard cost of Disengaged Employees

The Hard cost of Disengaged Employees The Hard cost of Disengaged Employees Disengaged employees costs the UK £52-£70 Billion per year in lost productivity. These are the most negative figures in western Europe. Engaged employees may be the greatest competitive...

Mentoring Conversations

Mentoring Conversations Mentoring Conversations Mentoring conversations should be rich, challenging and rewarding for both parties. They result in new insights, broader perspectives and food for thought.  Yet that’s not always the case. Sometimes they can be mediocre...

Training Mentees makes the difference

Training Mentees makes the difference Training mentees makes the difference Research from Henley School of Management found that, where organisations invest in both mentor and mentee training, there was a 30% increase in effectiveness. That’s a significant amount of...

6 Reasons why 360 Feedback Projects fail

360 Feedback Mistakes 6 Reasons why 360 Feedback Projects fail 6 Reasons why 360 Feedback Projects fail   1. Lack of leadership support 360 degree feedback programmes that are implemented by HR without much attention from the business leaders are less effective....

Tips for Mentees – Beware of The Awe Factor

Tips for Mentees Beware of the Awe Factor Tips for Mentees Our Tips for Mentees series starts with a look at a hidden barrier which we call The Awe Factor. Most of us believe that the best mentoring is when the mentee takes responsibility for its success. The Awe...

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