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GENERATIONAL DIVERSITY - MAKING IT WORK

Monday, September 19, 2016 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
The Generation Gap is not a new concept, but the impact of mixing Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers with Millennials in the workplace has raised interesting challenges for today’s corporate leaders. Without an understanding of the key differences in mindset, motivators, values and attitudes, leaders can find themselves dealing with conflict, resentment and negativity between staff members. To leverage the benefits of Generational Diversity it is crucial to understand the key differences and how to effectively lead your teams to work collaboratively and positively together, regar  Read More

6 SITUATIONS WHERE AN EXECUTIVE COACH CAN HELP

Thursday, September 01, 2016 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
As an Executive and Business Coach I work with organisations and individuals on Professional and Personal Development as well as Communication and People and Culture issues. When out and about, I am often asked "how do I know when I need to call in a coach?" Here are six common situations you may be experiencing, which an Executive Coach can help you with. 1. You have hit a ceiling in career progression People are often eager to blame the organisation, their boss or perceived biases, when they get passed over for jobs, promotions or special projects. However, in m  Read More

5 ESSENTIALS FOR A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
Are you looking to create a positive workplace culture where people are engaged, motivated, and work collaboratively to achieve great results for your business? Here are 5 Essential Ingredients to help get you there: CLEAR ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES and REPORTING To work effectively, people need to know and understand what IS required of them and what ISN’T. Review job descriptions regularly to keep them accurate and up to date (not some obsolete version of what used to happen two years ago). Ensure that staff are clear on where their  Read More

THE 3 TYPES OF PERCEPTION YOU NEED TO CONSIDER TO MAKE THE RIGHT IMPRESSION

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
The professional impression you create for yourself can make or break your career and business success. Once a poor impression is made it can be difficult or impossible to turn it around. First impressions, in particular, can become cemented in quickly and may be formed with little substance. Understanding the types of perception that exist in the business environment is the first step to creating the right impressio  Read More

5 SIGNS THAT YOUR COMPANY CULTURE NEEDS ATTENTION

Thursday, July 07, 2016 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
Happy teams are more productive, communicative and invested in their work. However, when staff become unmotivated and disengage, it can have a major impact on the results, stability and long term success of a business. If you are experiencing two or more of the symptoms below, it may be a warning sign to shift your attention and focus to the people who keep your business running. 1. Complaints and Criticism Unhappy teams are more likely to focus on the negatives. They will pick up on every issue, glitch and problem with your systems and processes, ot  Read More

5 GREAT BOOKS for EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Posted by Cheryl Alderman
I often give books to clients to support and compliment what we are focusing on in their coaching sessions. There are so many great business and leadership books available. Recently I was asked by a colleague to name my five top picks, for executive level clients. Thought it might be good to share my list with a wider audience, so here goes: Number One: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John .C. Maxwell John Maxwell steps through every quality a good leader needs, with great real-life examples to really connect you to the messages he is delivering. Num  Read More

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