So, what is your job?

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Executive coach, Matt Somers, breaks down the issue of accountability into an explanation we can all understand…

Boosting workforce engagement


58% of companies have a designated non-executive director (NED) who is responsible for workforce engagement. That’s one of the findings of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) latest Annual Review of Corporate Governance Reporting which was released on 16th November 2023. Appointing a dedicated workforce NED is one of the ways in which organisations can signal […]

Employee Engagement Culture: The Ultimate Guide


Employee engagement is more than just a buzzword; it’s a critical factor that can significantly impact a company’s success. Organisations with a highly engaged workforce tend to experience improved productivity, higher retention rates, and a positive work environment. According to Gallup’s 2022 employee engagement statistics, actively engaged employees achieve a remarkable 18% increase in sales, […]

Training for leadership


Our last article, ‘Learning about directorships’ looked at some of the areas of training that might benefit company directors. In that article we touched on understanding obligations, planning and risk management, communication and consultation. These are all fairly standard requirements, not only for board members but also for those who aspire to take up positions […]

Learn to Play and Play to Learn


My brother, who is recovering from a recent operation, visited last week and we took the opportunity to break out one of our favourite childhood board games – Totopoly.    A gold star to anyone who is a) old enough and b) geeky enough to know this one! For those who don’t, it’s a classic […]

The Key to Successful Leadership and Business


After many years of blogging, I was really struggling today to think about something new to say that would be useful, or interesting.  I was at the point of giving up when I took 10 minutes to wander up the field to see my horses. It was there that Talulah, my 22-month-old filly provided the […]

Change: Are you in the Driving Seat?


Over the past three years, I’ve been spending a lot of time reviewing and updating face-to-face training activities I’ve written for Trainers’ Library so that they can be delivered remotely using Zoom or Teams.  One that I recently revisited was Passengers, a change management module, that uses a car journey as a metaphor for change. […]


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