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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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