Thoughts From Our Heads

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Coaching Employees During COVID-19

Wednesday 6th May 2020
Holly Fenton

Coaching is an important skill that all good managers should have in their tool-kit. In coaching you bring a structure and powerful questions to help the coachee think through situations, see different perspectives and understand themselves better....

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Techniques to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Thursday 30th April 2020
Holly Fenton

COVID-19 is impacting us all in one way or another. Whether you have financial concerns, job security uncertainty, health problems, family worries or a general fear over the future, these are normal experiences at this time. Stress and anxiety are...

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Leading through the COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday 18th March 2020
Holly Fenton

A new normal is quickly evolving. Live sports postponed, music festivals stopped, events and conferences cancelled, cinemas, spas, bars and play areas closed and home working enforced across many companies. These are unprecedented times, through...

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What's new in 2020?

Thursday 30th January 2020
Holly Fenton

Last week I wrote about some personal commitments for 2020 and the power of identity shifts. In line with change and new commitments this week I wanted to let you know about some shifts and new initiatives for the business this year. I love what I...

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Making Work-Life Balance Work

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Holly Fenton

I had an interesting chat this morning with the team at Dubai Eye Business Breakfast on work-life balance. Most knowledge workers go to an office for a set number of hours, much as we have done for the past 50 years. The difference now is we are...

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What biases do you have?

Wednesday 28th August 2019
Holly Fenton

This is always a question that makes people uncomfortable. The instinctive response of most is, I don’t have any biases. And that may be your initial thought too. But we all have biases.

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HR Policies you will Envy

Wednesday 8th May 2019
Holly Fenton

How progressive is your company when it comes to its policies and procedures? In the industrial revolution the concept of clocking in and clocking out, closely monitoring work and a ‘Taylor’* management style of rewards and punishment was born....

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5 Steps to Driving Engagement

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Holly Fenton

Engagement is the ‘emotional commitment that an employee has to an organisation and its goals’. Engaged employees care about the work they are doing and as a result are more productive, look after customers better, speak up more when things go...

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7 Steps to Becoming a Better Manager

Thursday 6th December 2018
Holly Fenton

You have done well in your role, over achieved your targets and you have been promoted to a management role. Now your role takes on a new dimension. You are no longer just responsible for your results, motivation and quality, you have other people...

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