Next Step Coaching Programme Case Study When a client had to let some people go, they asked me if I could design a short coaching programme to support them to move forward. Background 2020 is proving to be more challenging than any I’ve known in my 26-year career. I’m feeling this. And I’m hearing this
The truth is, it’s actually the other way around. If you prepare, practise and then perform, your personal confidence takes care of itself, as if by magic; except of course it’s not magic at all. So how do you cultivate confidence? How might you block yourself from accessing it and what can you do to
According to Up to the Light’s annual survey ‘What Clients Think 2016’: “The top three reasons for winning a pitch are good chemistry, bringing creative to life and confidence in delivery. “62% of clients believe that agency new business presentations feel generic. The presentation is a golden opportunity for design agencies to differentiate themselves and
According to Up to the Light’s annual survey ‘What Clients Think 2016’: “The top three reasons for winning a pitch are good chemistry, bringing creative to life and confidence in delivery. “62% of clients believe that agency new business presentations feel generic. These two pieces of feedback could be warning signs for the design industry.
I spoke with James Hurst, Executive Strategic Creative Director at DesignStudio about his experience of working with a coach and what he gets from the relationship. James has taken an unusual route to his current job. At first, he danced with the idea of having his own company. Then he worked in design agencies, then
It starts with how you think about your people right now and what motivates them. I’m going to draw on Daniel Pink’s excellent book Drive, where he talks about the 3 factors that he believes motivate people. These are Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, defined as follows: • Autonomy: the level of freedom, responsibility and control
A question to raise about the appointment of leaders is how many are chosen because of a proven ability to lead. Typically, the emphasis has been on what someone knows. It’s shifted in recent times to the value of their network, and who they know. But on both counts, the confidence of the candidate and