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Feedback Part 2: Getting as good as you give

Hello again. In part one of this article, we addressed feedback, our motives for giving it and how to ensure you examine your motive before you open your mouth. Now that is sorted, you can deliver the feedback in a way that is taken well. It is vital to know the go-zones and no-go zones of feedback.  Derek Biddle, occupational…
Sharpstone Skinner
November 10, 2021
Performance

Is the Fridge Still There?

How are your teams feeling about returning to the face-to-face universe? Some may have a spring in their step. But, on the other hand, some may be dragging their heels or worry about finding their work shoes and are considering arriving in their trusty slippers. (Warning – inappropriate footwear for the outer world). It is finally happening, that normality that…
Sharpstone Skinner
August 2, 2021
Performance

How to avoid a dry January

Happy new year and welcome to 2021! A probable game of two halves as we contemplate some dark months ahead before we emerge blinking into the warmth of a more familiar world as the year progresses.  That’s the hope anyway.
Sharpstone Skinner
January 5, 2021
Performance

Self-care and the 9 to 5

Self-care.  It’s got to be up there with the most frequently used words and phrases of the year alongside furlough, new normal, resilience and “You need to take yourself off mute David!”.  Yet when we mention it, talk turns to bubble baths and box sets.  This makes the assumption that self-care is something you need purely to recover from work…
Sharpstone Skinner
November 13, 2020
Performance

Redundancy, facing change and new doors

Redundancy. It's such a horrible term. It describes something that is no longer needed. We were made redundant 23 years ago and we survived and thrived. We set up a business together and we have never looked back. We know you would like to wipe the imagined smug look off our faces and we can’t blame you. That stuff doesn’t…
Sharpstone Skinner
August 25, 2020
Performance

We’ll meet again

Who did you learn from in the early stages of your career? Whether you were aware at the time or not, you were surrounded by good and bad examples of how to do things in your chosen field. This must have informed your choices as you progressed. One such example from one of our clients came from a boss’s boss…
Sharpstone Skinner
July 28, 2020