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Peaks Need Troughs

When you first go into consulting, everyone tells you it’s famine or feast.  So you learn to make the most of any feasting and prepare for the lean times.  Even the famines have their value: a chance to catch your breath, rest and renew and slow the pace before the next period of abundance.
Leadership

It’s bravery not bravado you need right now

Hello All. We first put this piece out in 2020 during the early part of pandemic.  Three years on, we noticed a renewed interest in it, with lots of you clicking to read it on our website.  It seems to chime with people in the light of the latest set of challenges the economic and political world is throwing at…
Sharpstone Skinner
July 17, 2023
Leadership

Are you meeting or working?

At a recent away day, a team were trying to get a date in the diary for a meeting. Everyone kept saying “I can’t do that date, I’m working.” We were going around in circles until the team’s leader said “We need to rethink our attitude to meetings – when we have a meeting, that IS work!”
Sharpstone Skinner
January 5, 2023
CoachingLeadership

25 Years Part 2 – Looking Forward

On 4th November we were 25 years old.  How did that happen??  In some ways, it seems like a few months ago that we started our consultancy but when we think about it, a lot has happened in our little world of Learning and Development (admittedly not as much as has happened in the wider world even in the last…
Sharpstone Skinner
December 1, 2022