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Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

How to Achieve the Transformative Effect of Learning with Purpose

How to Achieve the Transformative Effect of Learning with Purpose

Are there a set of factors that typify high performing organisations? What are the common themes?

High performance organisations share several features, that when working in unison over a sustained period of time, can deliver substantial financial and non-financial results that far outstrip others in their peer group. 

Can Coaching Cultures Really Deliver Higher Performance? copy 3844

Can Coaching Cultures Really Deliver Higher Performance? copy 3844

Are there a set of factors that typify high performing organisations? What are the common themes?

High performance organisations share several features, that when working in unison over a sustained period of time, can deliver substantial financial and non-financial results that far outstrip others in their peer group. 

The ROI of Executive Coaching – The Hard Facts

The ROI of Executive Coaching – The Hard Facts

Frustratingly, the myth that coaching cannot be measured still endures.  Why? Because it’s far too easy to use ‘confidentiality’ as a reason to shroud the coaching exchange in secrecy.  Yet Notion have repeatedly proven, whilst still respecting the privacy of individuals at a micro-level, that it is possible - moreover necessary - to set clear coaching objectives related directly to business outcomes that CAN be measured and reported.  

How is this possible? Notion’s Coaching Director, Laura Ashley-Timms suggests we get CLEAR about this…

Managing Performance – A New Ball Game

Managing Performance – A New Ball Game

 

In 2017 Chancellor Philip Hammond attributed an £84 billion productivity loss to poor performing managers.  Set this in an environment of unprecedented change, dangerously low engagement levels, and a new generation of employees prepared to jump ship regardless of the amount of change happening; and we can be certain that managing performance in 2018 will be a whole new ball game. 

 

What Makes Operational Coaching So Powerful?

What Makes Operational Coaching So Powerful?

Are you looking for your managers to be able to improve their communication skills, develop their teams 'every day' and 'in the moment' and have the ability to hold better conversations? 

 

Notion’s STAR® model is the first ‘Operational Coaching’ model designed solely to help Managers to develop coaching as a habitual behaviour by adopting an ‘Enquiry-Led Approach™’. This calls upon the Manager to resist the urge to tell others what to do – not just once or twice – but in their everyday interactions.  And the results are powerful.

 

 

Are You Future Ready?

Are You Future Ready?

 As we approached the end of the year, many of us sought the comfort of millennia old traditions that have become important to us over time. Whatever they may be, these cathartic experiences and events can help us to say goodbye to the year behind us and to process what has gone before.

This ‘rounding off’ process offers us a welcome opportunity to enjoy the status quo before moving into an unknown New Year – but just for a moment.