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How to Make Virtual 121s Count

Ally Jones

You know that feeling when a meeting that's important to you gets pushed back, or worse still, postponed indefinitely? Or when someone asks you to give them a rundown of what you wanted to speak about on the phone or in an email instead? Yep - that's the first pitfall…

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Looking after your mental wellbeing through COVID-19

Ally Jones

One of the best pieces of advice about working from home is to create a separate working space. Somewhere that's just for work, that allows you to close the door at the end of the day and return to your homelife. But throw in a partner working from home too,…

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Father’s Day 2020: Why you need to get your internal comms right this year

Ally Jones

As consumers, we're going to be seeing a lot of content around how to celebrate Father's Day in lockdown and you might be wondering how to mark the occasion with your teams at work, but there's a bigger question to ask here: What if they don't want to celebrate it…

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Being human is almost always the best way to handle an exec going off-piste

Ally Jones

Johnson grilled by MPs amid Cummings row. That's the headline dominating the media right now. Before I start, let me make something clear. This article isn't about politics. Far from it. But it does raise an important question: What should you do when a key member of your executive team…

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Remote one-to-ones… are they really any different to a regular one-to-one?

Ally Jones

At first glance, you might think not really. Though, in reality, there's a few fundamental things you'll want to consider. From awkward "hellos" to desktop notifications taking your mind away from the conversation you were engaged in... Then there's COVID-19. A whole other ball game. Enforced remote-working for many, higher levels…

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Leading Remote Teams Playbook

Alison Jones

Download your (totally free) copy of our playbook, filled with hints + tips on leading remote teams, as the UK continues to battle against COVID-19, here. Let's call out the elephant in the room right now - things are not normal. They won't be for a while. The way we live…

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How to Keep the Kids Entertained Whilst You're Working

Ally Jones

"How the fork* is that going to work?" *fork being the polite way to describe how you might be feeling right now. I'm pretty sure you know exactly what I mean! If you're a working parent, like me, you've probably asked yourself that question more than once, when thinking about how you're…

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So do I Really Need a Business Plan?

Ann Fletcher, Career Coach & Business Planner

Do I really need to answer that? You'd be surprised how many people jump straight into getting their business off the ground in the excitement of the initial idea, then wonder why they are struggling a few months later. Or they give up, going back to their previous employment. Could…

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