Posts by Jayne Chater

How positive are you really?

How to create a strengths based approach How often have you heard people in your organisation who have just been through a development conversation with their manager or received feedback on their development plan, say that the focus was on all the areas they aren’t so good at?  Far from being a motivating conversation this…

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We are what we tell ourselves

One of my favourite sayings is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” by Henry Ford. I love this saying because it makes an impact on different levels; it’s not just what you think, but also what you tell yourself that matters. I have witnessed a series of ‘aha’ moments with…

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Increasing Confidence

Simple Strategies to Build Confidence I was asked recently what my favourite quote is, and there is one quote that stands out for me, and that is by Henry Ford…..  What we tells ourselves (whether it is out loud or quietly in our head) can help or hinder our progress.  It can help to build…

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Questions not Answers, Ask don’t Tell

What is a coaching approach? Coaching is about helping people to recognise and remove blockages that may be stopping them from developing or changing. Coaching is about helping people to develop, it’s about learning. In Sir John Whitmore’s words (‘Coaching for Performance’) coaching is ‘unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is…

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A Managers’​ Guide to Parenthood

Often when a team member announces she is pregnant, the onus and responsibility is often left to her, as to how she will manage her exit and then all going well, her return. By breaking down the phases into three key phases, we help mothers and their managers, approach this stage from both angles. If you…

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The Myths of Flexible Working

We grew up in an era where either we or our parents would enter the workforce in our 20s with the idea of working full-time until retirement. It was about loyalty and ‘doing your time’ for the organisation and, in return, there was a career path laid out for you. Now we tend to dip…

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