Archive of: leadership

  • Jeff Burns

    by Jeff Burns

    18th Dec 2017

    Safety Leadership – People, Process and Practice or The Cynics Guide.

    Libraries could be filled with books written about Leadership. My humble offering is simple; leadership is a behaviour not a position, nor just a topic for discussion or the subject of an away day. Sure, these things can help promote leadership but at the end of the (away) day it comes back to leaders behaving as leaders.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    26th Jan 2016

    Putting Communication First

    “Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same; I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insane!” – Led Zeppelin

    Successful communication is an integral part of any group or team – whether it’s a school class or a FTSE 100 company – and yet it is so easy to get wrong. Here are a few tips for effective communication. (and keeping your sanity!

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    7th Jul 2014

    A Funny Business…humour in the workplace.

    Have you heard the one about the unhappy worker who was too stressed to come into work? It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the punchline is certainly no laughing matter – figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that around 13 million working days are lost each year due to work-related stress alone.

    That’s why businesses could do worse than remember the old maxim ‘laughter is the best medicine’.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    9th Jun 2014

    Zoomanity - Animals in the Workplace

    It is often said in jest that humans have a tendency to resemble their pets. However what about the parallels that can be drawn between our work personas and the animal kingdom?

    We’ve had a bit of fun categorising staff into a number of worker ‘types’, which, once recognised, can help when it comes to appreciating the ranges of skills and experiences present in a team and allocating work accordingly. We present our take on Zoomanity in the work place.

    Do you recognise any of your colleagues here?

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    28th Apr 2014

    Team Talk

    Team Development has long been recognised as a vital component of a successful organisation. Business people the world over talk about working as a team, building the team, feeling part of a team, but a surprisingly small proportion really understand how to create the experience of team work, or how to develop an effective team.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    30th Jan 2014

    A New Dimension

    So we’ve finally got ourselves a shiny new web site with an integral blog!

    Please have a look around the site and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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