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Sharpstone Skinner

Performance

Feedback: doing it right

We should be so good at doing feedback nowadays.  Most companies hope to create an environment where two-way, constructive feedback can sit comfortably.  It doesn’t always happen.  We start with the best intentions – to give regular feedback and be open to receiving it too – yet when the pressure is on, we forget to make it a priority and…
Sharpstone Skinner
February 1, 2017
Performance

4 nasty habits that turn teams toxic

At Sharpstone Skinner we have spent years coaching teams to attain and maintain high performance. We have developed a process to take teams through so they give of their best and achieve great results. Some teams get there quickly, some get distracted. There are many reasons why this happens. One of them is a set of bad habits that can…
Sharpstone Skinner
January 18, 2017
Networking

Networking – how not to get your knickers in a twist

I’m going to a networking event – who’s coming with me?  Don’t all shout at once.  Mention networking and we all agree it’s a vital part of our role.  Suggest actually going to a networking event and you start to sniff the fear.  We’ve all got stories to tell of networking from Planet Nasty and may just find we have…
Sharpstone Skinner
September 7, 2015
Performance

View from the top – is your high performer the real deal?

As a leader you’re only too aware of the need to balance your time between ensuring organisational goals are achieved and developing the individuals who work for you.  Many of your team are good, solid, reliable workers but are they high performers? A high performer is not just someone who does their job well – they go beyond that.  High…
Sharpstone Skinner
May 26, 2015