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How's your organisation running? Do you only shell out when you're desperate?

How's your organisation running? Do you only shell out when you're desperate? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
What’s your philosophy on running your car? Do you pride yourself on how smoothly it runs and the perfection of its paintwork and appearance, taking it to the garage at the first hint of a little bump, or a window switch not working properly? Or do you run it until bits start falling off and it r... http://leaderslab.co.uk/hows-your-organisation-running-do-you-shell-out-when-desperate/
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About us

Who are the people who will help you create a healthy organisation? Leaders Lab was created out of a shared commitment to see people and organisations shine. We are leadership coaches, trainers and consultants. Our strength lies in our ability to blend individual and group coaching with... http://leaderslab.co.uk/about-us/
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Five ways to create a business that buzzes

Five ways to create a business that buzzes | leadership communication | Scoop.it
If you manage a team and you all really enjoy coming to work, it’s sometimes hard to understand why the buzz you experience doesn’t always lead to outstanding results. You have a laugh, you enjoy your meetings, it’s a pleasure being part of the team, but do you ever have the uneasy feeling that y... http://leaderslab.co.uk/five-ways-to-create-a-business-that-buzzes/
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Stop the finger-pointing and create a healthy culture in your organisation

Stop the finger-pointing and create a healthy culture in your organisation | leadership communication | Scoop.it
The dictionary defines finger-pointing as “the act of assigning blame for a harmful policy or unwise decision to another or others, often in an effort to deflect blame from oneself”. In organisations where finger-pointing is rife, it is likely that there is a pervasive blame culture. This will in... http://leaderslab.co.uk/stop-the-finger-pointing-create-healthy-culture-in-organisation/
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Five areas to focus your time in growing your organisation

Five areas to focus your time in growing your organisation | leadership communication | Scoop.it
We spend a lot of time and words on this blog writing about how to give your organisation, and the people in it, space to grow and thrive without you and your hands-on input 24/7. Often this comes as a huge relief to business leaders: relinquish control of the details of running your operation,... http://leaderslab.co.uk/five-areas-to-focus-your-time-in-growing-your-organisation/
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Thanks for contacting Leaders Lab!

Thanks for contacting us! We will get in touch with you shortly. http://leaderslab.co.uk/thanks-contacting-us/
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How do you stop your best employees being poached by your competitors?

How do you stop your best employees being poached by your competitors? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
As CEO of an organisation, losing your best fee earner or your most talented employee is very frustrating.  After spending so much time and money, finding, recruiting, coaching and training employees, it’s understandably disheartening when they leave; especially when they leave your company to jo... http://leaderslab.co.uk/stop-best-employees-being-poached-by-competitors/
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Kate Mercer radio interview Unity 101 FM

On 15th March 2016, Kate Mercer was interviewed for the Drivetime Show on Unity 101 FM. Get the chance to listen to Kate chat about her new book A Buzz in the Building, its key themes and topics as well as giving general business a... http://leaderslab.co.uk/kate-mercer-radio-interview-unity-101-fm/
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Book launch at the Walkie Talkie

Book launch at the Walkie Talkie | leadership communication | Scoop.it
The Leaders Lab team are counting down the hours to the launch of Kate Mercer’s new book ‘A Buzz in the Building: How to build and lead a brilliant organisation‘ which is taking place later today. We were fortunate enough to be invited to use the offices of DWF on ... http://leaderslab.co.uk/book-launch-walkie-talkie/
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The 7 transferrable secrets of leadership success

The 7 transferrable secrets of leadership success | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Somehow running a business, or a team within a business of more than about 30 people, can appear to be extremely complex. Of course, we have the option to make it complex, but the secret of success is to keep it simple. The totally transferrable secrets of success are: Have a clear vision of... http://leaderslab.co.uk/the-7-transferrable-secrets-of-leadership-success/
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Why appraisals are old hat and what we recommend instead

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘appraisal’? I suspect it will be some version of ‘boring’, ‘meaningless’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘bureaucratic’, ‘time-consuming’ etc. Well, we agree with you. And yet we spend an awful lot of time in our consultancy work encouraging organisations to plan work,... http://leaderslab.co.uk/why-appraisals-are-old-hat-and-what-we-recommend-instead/
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How does organisation development differ from HR?

How does organisation development differ from HR? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
In marketing our services to businesses large and small, I’ve noticed something interesting – there’s a widespread confusion of ‘organisation development’ with ‘HR’. Organisation development (OD) is the process of building an organisation as a whole. OD specialists like ourselves carefully design... http://leaderslab.co.uk/how-does-organisation-development-differ-from-hr/
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Chas test post

Chas test post | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Testing the featured image resizing. Blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing – blah – testing... http://leaderslab.co.uk/chas-test-post/
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Where we're featured

We’ve been fortunate enough to have received coverage in many different publications and media outlets, both in print as well as online. Here are a selection of articles published: ‘Step away from the Lego! Four reasons why ‘team building’ can damage teams’ Team-building act... http://leaderslab.co.uk/about-leaders-lab/where-were-featured/
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Do you feel anxious about putting your managers in front of clients?

Do you feel anxious about putting your managers in front of clients? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
As you’ve risen up your organisation and become a senior manager or even CEO, the balance of your ‘day job’ has had to shift. If you work in professional services you probably retain some of the client-facing work and it’s likely that you still have a financial target. But at this point in your c... http://leaderslab.co.uk/do-you-feel-anxious-about-putting-managers-in-front-of-clients/
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Learn to trust your staff and get the results you want

Learn to trust your staff and get the results you want | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself feeling that you can’t trust people in your business to do what you want them to do? It’s a common complaint among business leaders, and their usual assumption is that there is something wrong with the people they employ. Among the knee-jerk reactions to this thought are: tig... https://leaderslab.co.uk/learn-to-trust-your-staff-get-results-you-want/
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Are you rewarding the behaviour you want to see?

Are you rewarding the behaviour you want to see? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Every organisation needs a reward system for employees that addresses the following four areas:- Compensation Benefits Recognition Appreciation The problem with many organisations is that too often the focus is on the first two elements of compensation and benefits. It is much easier for you... http://leaderslab.co.uk/are-you-rewarding-the-behaviour-you-want-to-see/
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Thank you for signing up. You will shortly receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. http://leaderslab.co.uk/thank-signing-leaders-lab-newsletter/
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How to get the best bang for your training bucks

How to get the best bang for your training bucks | leadership communication | Scoop.it
As a business leader, you have many competing demands on your budget. Although you can easily justify spending money on training and developing people, and connect this with beneficial effects on your company’s performance and culture (can’t you?), you do of course have to keep costs as tightly m... http://leaderslab.co.uk/get-best-bang-training-bucks/
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Kate Mercer interviewed on Share Radio

Kate Mercer interviewed on Share Radio On 4th March 2016, Kate Mercer was interviewed by Simon Rose on his Entrepreneur Evening Show on Share Radio. Get the chance to listen to Kate talk about why many people, and organisations, are against team-building exercises and what is the better a... http://leaderslab.co.uk/kate-mercer-interviewed-share-radio/
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How to master authentic leadership

How to master authentic leadership | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Authentic Leadership is the practice of accomplishment through enablement. It is distinct from the more familiar autocratic leadership which seeks aggrandisement through control. Everyone can be an authentic leader and the first step is to make the choice and the decision to pursue authentic... http://leaderslab.co.uk/master-authentic-leadership/
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Step away from the Lego - why team-building exercises don't work

Step away from the Lego - why team-building exercises don't work | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Does your heart sink when one of your colleagues mentions the words ‘team-building exercises’? Do you have visions of having to create abstract constructions out of Lego in a crowded room? Here at Leaders Lab we build a strong case for demonstrating that such activities can be, at b... http://leaderslab.co.uk/why-team-building-exercises-dont-work/
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You’ll only collaborate when you really trust the other person

You’ll only collaborate when you really trust the other person | leadership communication | Scoop.it
For the vast majority of people, collaboration is a matter of willingness, not ability. And unless there is a fundamental wish to collaborate, it won’t happen. When senior people in organisations tell their team leaders to work together, it will only happen if ‘they’ want it to. So how do you get... http://leaderslab.co.uk/youll-only-collaborate-when-you-really-trust-the-other-person/
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Do you feel you're always fire-fighting?

Do you feel you're always fire-fighting? | leadership communication | Scoop.it
“All I seem to do is fire-fight” “I never get round to doing important long-term planning” “Someone is always knocking on my door needing something” “Work seems to be one emergency after another” Do these phrases sound familiar to you? Here’s how we addressed these issues with one client: The b... http://leaderslab.co.uk/do-you-feel-youre-always-fire-fighting/
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How to get your voice heard in meetings

How to get your voice heard in meetings | leadership communication | Scoop.it
Ever sat in a meeting, really wanting to contribute in some way but been unable to get a word in?  Ever left a meeting running the ‘could have, would have, should haves’ of everything you didn’t say through your brain?  I think we’ve all been there.  There are lots of different reasons why you ma... http://leaderslab.co.uk/how-to-get-your-voice-heard-in-meetings/
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