All posts by Duncan Brodie

Teams: 5 Barriers to Team Success

Highly effective teams can achieve extraordinary results for the organisations that they serve.  Achieving success for the organisation leads to greater personal success, and achievement.  Yet in truth, team success is not guaranteed.  So what are 5 common barriers to team success and what can you do to avoid them? Barrier 1: Fuzzy outcomes If […]

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8 Top Tips for Motivating Staff

Ask any manager or leader about some of their key challenges and chances are that motivating staff will be on the list.  We all know that better motivated staff produce better results and are more productive.  So what are my 8 top tips? Tip 1: Give effective feedback We all like to know how we […]

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Managing versus Doing: Getting the Balance Right

One of the biggest challenges facing those taking on a management or supervisory role is finding the time to manage.  It can sometimes feel like that you have 100% of your time allocated to doing tasks and the only way to fit in the management part of the job is to do lots of unpaid […]

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4 Common Challenges Tackled By Coaching in Organisations

More and more organisations are looking to add coaching to their learning and development offering.  So what are some of the common challenges that can be tackled by coaching in organisations? Winning the war for talent In many businesses there is a constant challenge of recruiting and subsequently retaining the best people.  Coaching can help […]

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3 Realities of Leading

Stepping into a leadership role is a significant step in just about every profession.  Initially you feel excited and energised and appear to be going along on a crest of a wave.  Sadly, much as we would like this feeling to last for ever, the realities of leading is somewhat different. So what are some […]

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Team Success: How To Get The Right People On The Team

It is often said that you have to get the right people on a team with the right blend of skills, experience, knowledge and personal attributes to deliver success>  So how can you get the right people on the team?   Determine what you are trying to achieve   A big influencer on who you […]

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Get Results Through Goal Setting

The new year is a time when most of us make plans for the year ahead.  The vast majority of these plans or goals fizzle out by February or March of each year. If you want to use goal setting to get results you need to be clear firstly on what a goal is and […]

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Developing Highly Productive and Highly Positive Teams

In all walks of life teams exist to get results.  Getting results depends on teams being both productive and positive.  Teams can be highly productive running at 100 miles an hour but have low levels of morale.  On the flip side they might be highly optimistic but never get anything done.  So what are essential […]

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8 Top Tips to Being More Productive

These days getting more from the resources you have available is almost taken for granted.  You have more and more tools to help you yet you still struggle to be as productive as you would like.  Does it really need to be like that?  Here are my top 8 tips for being more productive. 1. Discover […]

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Creating and Achieving Your Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan helps you to grow and achieve.  So why do so few people take the time to create one?  Two potential reasons are: • Lack of know how • Fear of limiting themselves 5 key steps in creating a personal development plan 1. Do a personal stock-take of your strengths and development needs.  As well […]

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