Author: Celia Richardson

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Does your brand stand out?

A Fresh Look at Personal Branding

Shakespeare suggests in Act 1 of Hamlet through his character Polonius, who says to his son Laertes that the man should ‘trust in himself’ and ‘take care of himself first in order to be in a position to take care of others.’ I think this great advice is just as applicable today and especially as it… Read more »

What Are the Secrets of Great Managers?

What is the secret ingredient to being a great manager? I propose that it is a sound approach to coaching.   Coaching underpins good team communication and collaboration. Coaching activates employee engagement and drives career management success for both the employee and organization. Fundamental coaching skills include: asking discovery and probing questions, listening on multiple… Read more »

Gen Y Leader

Teaching Leadership to Gen Y

In my experience, Gen Y are not afraid to step up and take on responsibility. They possess a ‘can do attitude’ and are great team players. 28% of managerial positions in the United States are already held by Gen Ys, those born between 1980s – 2000, also known as Millennials (Bersin). Common characteristics of Gen… Read more »

Leadership Meeting

Get QLTY: The Simple Way to Select Quality Leadership Training

Quality leadership training for your front-line employees should align to your talent strategy which in turn should align to the overall corporate strategy. You may have determined the needs of your employees through a formal ‘Learning Needs Analysis’ or by informal data gathering on the current and future skills required. Either way, selecting a training… Read more »