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INTERESTING PERSPECTIVES, USEFUL TIPS AND ALL THINGS LEADERSHIP, TEAMS, SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT

So, you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills, build a happy and engaged team that’s committed to success, or get your business running like a well-oiled machine. Well, it’s fair to say that you might need a helping hand along the way.

It’s perfectly normal for business owners, leaders or managers to feel out of their depth as their businesses grow or their careers progress. However, the leaders who really shine are the ones who know when it’s time to ask for help. Now, you might not be ready for help from a business coach, and that’s OK. The purpose of my NewSky Consulting Blog, or what I refer to as ‘Kat’s Chats’, is to give you some of my coaching expertise, experience and advice all wrapped up in easy-to-digest posts. Here, you’ll find helpful tips and actions that you can take to help you achieve your business or leadership goals.

I hope you enjoy! When you’re ready for that next step, book a free Clarity Session, and we’ll discuss how I can support your journey. I’d love to hear from you.

GIVING FEEDBACK TO TEAM MEMBERS WITH MORE CONFIDENCE

Does the thought of giving feedback to your team members fill you with anxiety and dread?   In the last few months I have been supporting leaders and managers in their performance management and annual performance appraisal process, and the question I get asked most is "how did you get confident...

HOW TO FRESHEN UP AND ‘SPRING’ INTO ACTION

HAPPY NEW SEASON!! A fresh new season is upon us and its my favourite one. So lets talk about how to freshen up. It's my absolute favourite time of the year - SPRING!! And not just because it's my birthday month...well, mostly because it's my birthday month....but also because it's such...

LEADING YOUR TEAM THROUGH A CRISIS AND UNCERTAINTY

HOW SHOULD I BE LEADING MY TEAM DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES? I know.  It's challenging. You're the Leader. Your people are looking to you to help them make sense of it all and to have some certainty and reassurance that their jobs are secure, that everything will be okay. The...

POLICY AND PROCEDURE HUMANISING

POLICY AND PROCEDURES ARE NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL We took our daughter to the Ekka this year, and spent a bit of time watching the dog shows, particularly the kids section. This is an event where the young dog handlers, ages 5-7, get to show case how they...

HOW TO INCREASE STAFF ENGAGEMENT

The success of your team, and ultimately of your business, is directly linked to how engaged your staff are in their work. Your job as a leader is to increase the staff engagement in your team. This blog will give you two important elements in how to increase staff engagement....

LEADING OUR EMERGING LEADERS

WHAT DO OUR TWEENEADERS NEED? I went shopping with my 12 year old daughter this weekend. It was an expedition to get her some new clothes. She’s a tween- not quite a teenager, no longer a little girl, she’s in-between - and boy oh boy it’s an interesting time. Do...

LEADING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE

WHAT DOES OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE NEED FROM OUR LEADERSHIP? This year I've been watching my son embark on his first year of University, and turning 18 years old.  He's studying Engineering and the transition from school to uni life has been an interesting, and at times challenging, one for ME...

CAN YOU CHANGE A TOXIC WORKPLACE?

"OH WE NEED YOU IN OUR WORKPLACE - IT'S SO TOXIC!" I hear this so often when people ask me what I do; and it always saddens me. To hear that people hate their workplace, that they find it "toxic"  (such a strong word) and that they don't feel like they...

HOW ENGAGED IS YOUR TEAM?

Welcome to the New Financial Year!!! Now that you have got all your financial obligations and reporting all sorted for the year, (not my favourite thing to do...) it's a good time to turn your attention back to your most important and valuable asset - your people. And according to...

WHO ARE THE HEROES IN YOUR TEAM??

Okay, I admit it -  I am a massive MARVELS, JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC fan!  I love the Hero Journeys and totally buy into Every. Single. Movie!!! So when Aquaman hit the cinemas, well, lets just say – I was EXCITED! You see, I actually believe that there is a...

Burnout – avoid it this end of year

End-of-year Burnout : its a thing.... The end of year strikes a cord in all leaders – from a flurry of activity to get things done and completed to the dreaded team wind down, or even worse BURNOUT. We’ve all experienced it. That long awaited end. Your eyes firmly fixed...

Leadership is a Game

Connected Leadership is a Game Every great team is made up of not just talented, motivated and committed individuals, but of individuals who apply their leadership of self in a way that adds value to the work of the collective group. Bill Beswick, the Author of “One Goal”, and renowned...

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