manager August 3, 2017 No Comments

Master the Art of Delegation

If I asked you to pass your phone or wallet to your colleague, would you do it? If your boss asked you to do the same, would you do it?

If your answer to both of those questions is “no” then that’s understandable. You may not have a choice if your boss asks but your phone and wallet are important and very valuable things to you, you wouldn’t want to just give them up or pass them to someone in the team to look after, especially if you don’t think that person is capable. Read more

sarah August 1, 2017 No Comments

Discover and demonstrate your Executive Presence

“You need to develop your Executive Presence.”

Hands up if you have received this as feedback?  Or maybe you have heard someone mention it and thought to yourself: sounds good, but what actually is Executive Presence?

You are not alone in wondering what this popular, catch all term refers to. A lot of people are told to develop it but very few actually know how to define it.

Until now.

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manager May 25, 2017 No Comments

Shhhhhh…. Don’t be afraid of the Silence

I have always enjoyed listening to great speakers as they find words to describe the indescribable and can take you on a journey you didn’t expect. In the wake of the atrocious attack at Manchester Arena the Poet, Tony Walsh did just that by delivering an amazing tribute to Manchester and its people, called ‘This Is The Place’.

I was enthralled and also reminded of something all great orators do. Read more

manager May 5, 2017 No Comments

Some messages we cannot and should not ignore

I have been getting a consistent message from the Universe over the last couple of weeks and it was made more apparent when I participated in a recent coaching session using the Points of You cards.

The cards that ‘chose’ me (i.e. they were face down) were Guilt, Devotion and Judgement (as you can see from the image above). Two of these cards, Guilt and Judgement could be considered negative but actually I saw them as a positive. They were a reminder of what I needed to focus on and work through in 2017.

The first message around Guilt & Devotion actually came during a coaching session when I was in NZ a couple of months ago. I met an amazing lady, Gabriella Swan, who has special skills as a medium and a clairvoyant and connects people to their spiritual guides. We spent 1.5hrs together exploring different areas of my life and answering some really deep questions. I had never spent such a focused time looking at me, my life, my relationships and whilst it was confronting and upsetting it was so liberating and comforting I still feel the glow now.

I need to throw guilt out the window, let it go, stop allowing it to restrict and dictate what I do and don’t do; I need to be kind to myself, take time to enjoy what I want to enjoy and celebrate me! Easy to say, not so easy to do but then I got another clear message during the more recent coaching session with Points of You: the first card I picked up was the Guilt card & the second card was Devotion!

OK, ok, I get the message! So, I spent 2 hours talking to different people in the group about why Guilt had to take a backseat in 2017, why Devotion (the 2nd card I got) had to be more present and why Judgement (the 3rd card I was given) had to take more of a starring role. Judgement for me was about measuring what I do, having a focus and keeping an eye on what is being done. Time to take the right things a little more seriously…. and the key here is the ‘right’ things.

Stop wasting energy on thoughts and activities that will not provide the right return on investment, whether it be emotional or financial.

The card I actually chose for myself, that just sums things up at the moment is ‘Timing’ – never before have I felt so certain about something, had the passion to see it through and the conviction that it will work.

This message keeps coming to me and is one I cannot ignore and has actually inspired me to take a leap of faith and embark on something really exciting in 2017 which will transform New Voice and define what I have known for a while but not been able to put out there.

So, find your messageSTOP for a moment and really look into your life, your loves, your goals, your dreams. Once you start looking, you will be amazed what you find and what finds you.

manager March 6, 2017 No Comments

Walk the Talk – Develop you authentic leadership style

Delegating is hard.
People not following simple instructions is frustrating.
Finding time to lead when there is so much to do is impossible.

How we do business has evolved and so has the role leaders play. They are the coach, the communicator, the glue for the team, the motivator and inspirer and the person responsible for reaching year on year, double digit growth targets.

It’s tough, it’s a role that is a lot of hard work and takes commitment. And yet we often find ourselves in leader roles, without realising what we have signed up for so no wonder things are hard, frustrating & impossible.

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