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Lockdown communication

By Nick Howes | 15th January 2021

In March 2020, the UK and many other parts of the world, were plunged into lockdown, as millions of people were forced to return to remote working in line with Government guidance. Accompanied by their children, pets, partners, parents and flatmates, the battle for quiet workspace, comfortable chairs and internet bandwidth commenced! By now, we…

Effective leaders communicate clearly

By Nick Howes | 8th January 2021

There is no arguing that 2021 begins amid two major events – the ongoing global pandemic and the implementation of new Brexit regulations. Your current feeling will be dependent on your own set of circumstances, and how these two issues are impacting your personal and professional life. Do you have a positive outlook on things…

Sticking to your New Year goals

By Nick Howes | 27th December 2020

Is it a goal, a resolution, or a complete waste of time? Despite overwhelming evidence to suggest that most New Year’s resolutions fail to stick, millions of people still make them in the hope that this year will be more successful. The reality is that it won’t be unless you change the process and try…

Short vs long-term goals

By Nick Howes | 18th December 2020

Without clearly defined goals, it’s impossible to reach your full potential and make the progress you’re capable of. In our last blog, we discussed the importance of having an effective goal-setting process, but what kind of goals and deadlines should you set yourself? Most people are familiar with the concept of short and long-term goals,…

Adopting an effective goal-setting system

By Nick Howes | 11th December 2020

Whilst it’s important to establish clear goals that align with the vision of the organisation, this can only be achieved once an effective goal-setting system is in place. Recognised as one of the most powerful actions you can take to improve personal productivity, goal setting is the process of developing a mission statement for something…

Goals – practicing the perfect goal setting process

By Nick Howes | 4th December 2020

As we approach the end of the year, business leaders are fervently engaged with the goal-setting process, outlining strategic objectives for 2021 that align with the vision of the organisation and will unlock the full potential of the people working around you. Before you proceed, it’s important to reflect on the last 12 months. How…

Communicate and commit to the purpose

By Nick Howes | 27th November 2020

Whilst it’s important for your business to establish a strategic purpose, it’s crucial that this message is communicated to your employees and those associated with the organisation. It might not be difficult for you to spring out of bed and start each day determined to succeed, but do your colleagues share the same enthusiasm? Ultimately,…

Using purpose to motivate your team

By Nick Howes | 20th November 2020

It’s hard for employees to feel motivated without understanding their purpose. Of course, colleagues will complete tasks if they are instructed to, but the quality and speed of delivery won’t be where it needs to be if they don’t have a genuine desire to complete tasks and achieve their goals. The purpose is the fuel…

What’s the purpose of your organisation?

By Nick Howes | 13th November 2020

The process of purpose discovery is about understanding why your business exists, rather than creating a new reason entirely. The purpose is already there in the DNA of your organisation, but in some cases, it can be difficult to determine or describe. A clear purpose implies the existence of a system of values, answering the…