Pasta, Geordies and high performing teams

A blog by Luke Thomas, Performance Coach & Director of Spring This week I was working in Newcastle.  Christmas was in the air – Eldon Square was busy and I had a few hours for wifi, coffee and some grub before heading to the airport. Pizza Express caught my eye....

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The Power Of Exploding PDFs

Luke Thomas, Director of Spring invites Mark Mapstone to write a guest blog I've recently been asked by Luke to make more of a PDF on the Coaching At Work article called 'Get Shifting' - without turning it into a press pack trying to sell something - that's just not...

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7 ways to give your team an edge

    A guest blog by Charles Kingsmill, someone we rate here at Spring.           I work with top teams who want to rejuvenate their business strategy and outsmart their competitors.  One of the first things we look at is how to find...

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We might be in a Recession, but I don't want your business

A blog by Luke Thomas, Director of Spring Short-term thinking or long-term thinking? Make a fast buck, or deliver results for your clients? Close your eyes and hope for the best, or build a brand on strong values? It can be a painful moment. Your client says they have...

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Is riotous behaviour destroying your business growth?

            The behaviour of employees within businesses came into our thoughts this week, following the recent riots and looting across the UK, and in particular following a report from the BBC highlighting significant costs to British...

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Clarity in managing your personal brand

By Luke Thomas, Director at Spring There are plenty of brands out there that are so iconic, we recognise them by their logo alone. You know the big ones. Here’s another on Carnaby Street this week, that has recently had the confidence and clarity of purpose to do the...

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Being memorable as a leader

I saw this sign at the weekend and it caught my eye: “You are welcome to turn here.”                                           Now that was a first! I’m familiar...

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Leading yourself – and the first few minutes

The first few minutes of anything, are so critical. They can trigger a chain of thinking and feeling that can keep you going or make you stop.  Improve your results or hold them back. Spring blogs will continue to include the topic of self-leadership in some shape or...

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Trains, Complaints & Automobiles

The railways in the UK are not new to criticism. Late, over-crowded, dirty, leaves on the track – you know the stories, and have probably experienced it yourself.   The start of something beautiful? Yet in the past five years, I’ve given train travel a second...

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What hacks you off about your Boss?

“They micro-manage me.” “They don’t give me enough credit.” “They don’t understand the issues I’m dealing with.” “They just pass everything to me.” “They don’t listen.” “I could do it much better than them!” Funky Business is a brilliant read around this area. Authors...

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Remote Management – Making far away, far better

“How many direct reports...? And my region is how big?” These are questions many managers will resonate with, and at Spring we’re used to hearing them more now than ever before as a part of our coaching and mentoring remit in business. Scaling back leads to additional...

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Why work with a performance coach anyway?

This week, it’s a Guest Post from recent client Rachel Sparrow, Research & Development Consultant at EDF Energy, to explain more about the experience of working with a coach. Many thanks and over to you, Rachel. I chose to work with Spring in 2010 due to the...

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