How many of us regularly dedicate conscious effort to becoming better at something? Purposeful practice can be really powerful, so I have decided to give it a try!
We try to make our teaching, training and interventions as practical as possible here at C&T but underpinning it all is a bit of an obsession with the theory of learning & development. Jade’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Durham helps with that and in the past few weeks she has been … Read More
After two and a half years of working from home, and from the offices of clients, we have finally taken the leap and moved into an office at Fusion Hive on the North Shore in Stockton. From our humble beginnings when I started out on my own and a lot of our early work was in … Read More
Watching kids learning to swim this week reminded us of six key tips to learning a new skill, habit or behaviour at work. 1. Break it down into manageable chunks. In swimming that might even mean you work on the technique of just one arm in order to improve your whole stroke. In business, … Read More
It’s widely researched and reported that a Coaching approach to tackling challenges can produce powerful, effective and better long term results. We’ve been working with a client recently who wanted to help a group of senior managers to improve their knowledge of Coaching skills and be able to apply these to a workplace setting.
One of our clients has recently asked our advice on how to improve motivation in their team when under increasing internal and external pressures at work. We think this can only happen if you talk about it more. You won’t be able to improve motivation in your own team without talking to them about it, … Read More
With summer here and the arrival of lighter mornings and evenings, not only have we been feeling energetic here at C&T, but we have been thinking about motivation and “what really motivates us at work”. In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates us, Daniel H Pink examines what he calls “the three elements of true motivation” … Read More
Do you have a lot of conflict in your team? It could be because key members have personality profiles which clash. Or is yours a happy team but not producing the kind of results the organisation would expect? Perhaps you have too many harmony-focused profiles and not enough action. Belbin Team Roles asks you questions … Read More
Is your team at work reaching its potential? Is every member happy and do you function effectively together? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions then you may consider yourself lucky, as developing a team to this stage is not an easy overnight job. Realistically most of us have issues at work and … Read More
Lots of our work focuses on helping people identify new and different ways of working and then supporting them in making that change in behaviour. Changing yourself is not easy – even if you are really motivated. Old habits die hard, they tend to be well ingrained, and some of our behaviour is happening reflexively … Read More