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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A Day in the Life of performance coach Luke Thomas

One of the best things about being a performance coach is the variety – and today is a real mix. Rather than delivering a full workshop or coaching assignment, it’s a multitude of things in London – I love variety, which is such a key driver for me running a business...

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Top tips for more profitable relationships in the workplace

Short and sharp blog post this week – the Spring team’s Top Six Tips on how to get more profitable, engaged, worthwhile and productive business relationships with key stakeholders. Our Top Tips are – and in no particular order of preference – as follows: Consider and...

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