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Why have a business coach?

Finding someone to talk to about your ambitions, goals and ideas is difficult if you work in a smaller business.  Finding time to develop the skills you need to run your business effectively is even more difficult.  That’s why so many managers and business owners turn to a coach for help when the going gets tough or you just cannot see the wood for the trees. Having a business coach is the cata...
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How to be a great mentor

Do you want to be a mentor?  Do you want to help someone who is possibly younger and with less experience in their job role to achieve their potential?  Did you have a mentor in your working life?    Here are seven tips to enable you to become a successful mentor . 1. Share your knowledge Becoming a mentor is a worthwhile and rewarding experience.  Think about it, you get to spend time with ...
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Is your training just a tick in the box?

A business colleague of mine had a scary experience a few weeks ago at a well known, recently opened, supermarket. This supermarket, which will remain nameless, appears not to have invested in any safety training before they opened.  It seems so unlikely and yet they nearly had a disaster on their hands.  When the alarms went off customers were almost knocked down by fleeing staff who were them...
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Would a mentor help?

Finding someone to talk to about your ambitions, goals and ideas is difficult if you work in a smaller business.  Finding time to develop the skills you need to run your business effectively is even more difficult.  That’s why so many managers and business owners turn to a mentor for help when the going gets tough or you just cannot see the wood for the trees. Having a Business Mentor is the cata...
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Coaching and mentoring – what’s the difference?

I am delivering on the CIPD Learning and Development Certificate this year and right now we are tackling the last two modules; that of 'Coaching in the Workplace' and then 'Mentoring in the Workplace'.  So what is the difference?  Many of us use the terms to mean either state. So, in this article I shall share my thoughts in order to provide clarification and, armed with the knowledge, you can ...
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