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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!

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.


How Operational Coaching can Beat the Productivity Crisis

How Operational Coaching can Beat the Productivity Crisis

Productivity is a critical issue threatening the future competitiveness of the UK economy.

In fact, recent government figures highlighted the biggest gap between the UK and other leading western economies since records began in the early 1990’s. 

 
How To Step Up Strategically

How To Step Up Strategically

Unbounded self-confidence, technical excellence and a strong operational prowess are characteristics that can help high potential employees rise to the echelons of the Senior Management Team.

But, with such talent reaching the senior team why is it that Executive failure rates can rocket to as much as 75%? 

It appears that the skills that have so loyally served Senior Managers in the past are betraying them at the next level.

So what is happening?
Executive Coaching Doesn't Have to be a Headache

Executive Coaching Doesn't Have to be a Headache

An estimated $1bn is spent on coaching in the US every year and in 2016 73% of blue chip organisations reported that they were increasing their spending on coaching.

With some of the most applauded companies leading the way, it is patently clear that organisations are now recognising how executive coaching can help unleash and leverage their leadership talent for competitive gain. 

But the UK seems to be lagging behind.

Why?