Tag: Leadership

How To Be A Manager

How To Be A Manager

I was in my mid-20s, working for a large Financial Services company in Liverpool and had recently taken over a really challenging team from another manager who had been “let go”. It was one of those great career development opportunities – although I did wonder if perhaps, they had just not been able to find anyone else! I remember going home one Friday evening after surviving my first week as a new manager thinking about how I had no idea what I was doing – and that I needed to read a “How To Be A Manager” book.

Keep Calm and Carry On: Investing in Talent After Brexit

Keep Calm and Carry On: Investing in Talent After Brexit

Investing in coaching could mitigate the risk of a diminished talent pool after Brexit, says Denise Chilton.   Research from the CIPD has found that Brexit will make it harder to recruit qualified talent. 72% of HR professionals expect the competition for talent to escalate and 61% predict further difficulty recruiting senior and skilled employees.   Executive Coach Denise Chilton…

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 will see…

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 am…

How to Handle Workplace Negativity

How to Handle Workplace Negativity

Persistent negativity is a common problem for many workplaces. It can seriously affect employee morale and really is one of the most damaging things that can happen within an office. If you have experienced negativity in the workplace, you will know that it drains energy, hampers teamwork and creates a toxic environment. As a manager or human resources professional, it…

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 their…