Hidden Influence: Utilising Working Preferences to Shape Organisational Culture

Flexibility has become possibly the biggest workplace theme to emerge post-pandemic with people looking for greater balance in working hours, days and location but many organisations still overlook flexibility in relation to work styles and preferences. Identifying and working with peoples individual preferences can be a simple way to unlock your people’s potential and motivation …

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Demystifying Leadership Coaching: Your FAQs Answered

Leadership coaching has become an integral part of professional development, helping individuals unlock their full potential and navigate the complexities of leadership roles. As the demand for coaching services continues to rise, so do the questions surrounding this transformative practice. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions that I get asked to help …

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First Time Managers: 5 Essential Pieces of Advice for First-Time Managers without an HR Team

Stepping into a managerial role without the support of a dedicated HR team can be both exciting and challenging. As you navigate the intricacies of managing people, here are five key pieces of HR advice tailored for first-time managers flying solo: In the absence of an HR team, effective communication becomes even more crucial. Establish …

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The ‘Alternative Leader’ Series: The Reluctant Leader

Leadership is often associated with charisma, decisiveness, and an unwavering sense of direction, however, not every leader fits this stereotype. Some find themselves in leadership roles not out of a burning desire for power, but rather due to circumstances or a sense of responsibility. These individuals are the reluctant leaders, navigating the complexities of leadership …

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First Time Founders: 5 Essential HR Tips for First Time Founders

Starting your own business is an exhilarating journey filled with challenges and triumphs. As a first-time founder, you’re likely to encounter a myriad of responsibilities, and one of the most crucial aspects is managing your team effectively. Human Resources (HR) plays a pivotal role in fostering a positive workplace culture and ensuring the success of …

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The ‘Alternative Leader’ Series: Exploring Alternative Leadership Styles

Leadership is a multifaceted concept that extends beyond traditional frameworks. While conventional leadership styles like autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire have long been studied and practiced, the evolving dynamics of the modern workplace call for a more nuanced approach. Alternative leadership styles provide leaders with a diverse toolkit to navigate the complexities of today’s organisations. Servant …

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The ‘Alternative Leader’ Series: Embracing Authentic Leadership

In a world often characterised by rapid change and uncertainty, the role of a leader has evolved beyond traditional notions of authority and command. Authentic leadership has emerged as a powerful and effective approach that not only drives success but also fosters a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Authentic leadership is not about conforming to …

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First Time Founders: Five Things I Wish I Knew Five Years Ago

Green Jay recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary so I thought I would spend some time reflecting on what have been the main learning points over that period. Business landscapes can change rapidly, and what worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. Your ability to adapt to these changes is crucial. Whether it’s shifts in consumer preferences, …

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