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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

We are very excited to have launched our new website after almost 4 months in development! You’ll see things are looking pretty shiny around here and it’s all been completely redesigned from the ground up. Our goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate for users, and easier for us to manage/update. We’ve completely rethought the structure of the site...

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6 Practical Steps To Keep Your Employees Engaged

6 Practical Steps To Keep Your Employees Engaged

When it comes to job satisfaction, financial rewards may be lower on the list than most people think. Being happy with your job seems to depend more on the intangibles: feeling part of a team and being valued and appreciated consistently outrank money when employees are polled about job satisfaction.   Client example John is a very competent operations manager in a manufacturing company.. He was...

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Lord Smith, Good Example of Statesmanship

Lord Smith, Good Example of Statesmanship

Have any of you noticed the lack of Statesmanship that exists in business? Many will remember leaders in their life who had positive impact on their development. These were the leaders who set high standards for themselves but also for you, they stimulated participation, they had a can do spirit, as well as many other positive behaviours. I was really taken by an interview given...

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Organisation’s Structure blocking your Employee Engagement effort?

Organisation’s Structure blocking your Employee Engagement effort?

If you have a hierarchical structure it can make it difficult for the people at the bottom of that structure to feel engaged, it can also make it difficult for communication across the organisation. By putting the people who create the wealth at the CORE of the organisation, and give them the SUPPORT they require. (Usually the people who need to support the core are...

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What Is Employee Engagement? And why you should care

What Is Employee Engagement? And why you should care

Employee engagement means the commitment of employees towards the Company’s interests, reputation and goals. Employee satisfaction has nothing to do with employee engagement. Employee satisfaction is easy to achieve, but the client will only be committed to doing their daily duty and their main goal will be to receive a paycheck or promotion. They will never think about contributing to the welfare of the company,...

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5 Essentials for Project Team Success

5 Essentials for Project Team Success

The vast majority of our assignments in the last few years have been to help organisations energise project team’s of various types and sizes. It never ceases to amaze that organisations still put groups of people together to work on a project without giving everyone involved the opportunity to be clear of the goals/objectives of the project and there part in it. Very often many...

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10 Rules of Employee Engagement to apply

10 Rules of Employee Engagement to apply

Employee Engagement may not be as difficult as it may seem. Here are some ideas to keep in mind… Be clear about what you mean about engagement Ensure senior management are fully invested in it Clarify how you will measure engagement and identify the contributing factors Ensure everything you do supports your core purpose and values Where action is required, acknowledge that a single intervention is unlikely to be successful....

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The 20 Most Common Leadership Blindspots and how to overcome them

The 20 Most Common Leadership Blindspots and how to overcome them

Bruce Shaw in his new book, Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter, describes the 20 most common blindspots he’s seen while working as an executive coach to hundreds of professionals. He’s found that unseen weaknesses arise in four areas: self, team, company and markets. The best approach is to increase your time out of the office, and broaden your number of...

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Achieve great results from your Team Building in Scotland

Achieve great results from your Team Building in Scotland

Vital Resources have built our reputation in our creative approach to building teams. We pioneered the sensible use of the outdoor team building in Scotland, the use of psychometrics to assist perception and feedback and at the same time making the process effective, enjoyable and fun. I meet many companies who believe it is enough to take everyone down the pub have a few drinks...

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The key messages facing Scottish Manufacturing

The key messages facing Scottish Manufacturing

At the recent Making a Difference Conference organised by the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) some of the key messages coming from the 350 delegates were:- Improving behaviours, values and culture of your people was ranked highest (53%) in terms of having the largest potential for change in the business, followed by developing leadership skills in the business (27%) and leading on vision, mission and...

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