Leadership

Executive Coach Joins Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme for Female Business Leaders

Executive Coach Joins Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme for Female Business Leaders

Female entrepreneurs are a vital part of the UK’s business community, says Denise Chilton   Executive business coach, Denise Chilton, is one of only 90 people to be accepted onto the Santander UK Breakthrough Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme.   Powered by Women Ahead, a social enterprise working with organisations to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, the pioneering mentoring programme…

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Back in April, an email landed in my inbox from Forward Ladies*. It said, “we would very much like to congratulate you on being nominated for the FL National Awards 2018”. I was as surprised as I was delighted because nobody mentioned putting me forwards. I still don’t know who it was but whoever, you are – thank you.   So, I…

Self Care Strategies for Leaders

Self Care Strategies for Leaders

When leaders are rundown, exhausted and drained, it impacts their ability to think innovatively and creatively. Ultimately, this trickles down to other members of the team, affecting their work experience and stress levels. The impact that this can have on the business as a whole is huge.   So, in order to take care of their teams and perform at…

How To Make Decisions

How To Make Decisions

Decision making is intrinsically linked to our emotions. They create a physical response to information – and we may not even realise. For example, if you slam on the brakes as a car pulls out right in front of you, you have acted without conscious thought. Our subconscious mind has recognised the danger and translated it into a feeling of…

How To Be A Better Leader

How To Be A Better Leader

Good leaders may have many or all of these qualities:   Manages conflict and crises with ease Takes charge and assumes responsibility Has excellent organisational skills Creates a positive work environment Gives constructive feedback Rewards good performance   The list could go on and on …   But leadership isn’t about the leader. It’s not just a job title. Leadership…

How To Be An Effective Female Leader

How To Be An Effective Female Leader

Did you know that there are more men called John leading FTSE firms than there are women? Men called Dave also outnumber women by a ratio of 2:1. This really does put a spotlight on the gender gap problem in the corporate world. We know that women makeup half of the UK workforce but do they make up half leadership positions?…