Whenever I think of Leadership, images of power, single mindedness, determination come to mind. We seem to judge our leaders, political, business, military and otherwise by these standards when in fact effective leadership is so much more. Wikipedia describes leadership as ‘a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or … Continue reading Leadership is like Bambi on Ice!
To be successful in business, you need to be mentally resilient, a trait that is often overlooked. Business leaders and entrepreneurs are bombarded with guidance on managing finances, building teams or making the most of their marketing and social media, but precious little time is devoted to looking after mental health and well-being. Yet, without … Continue reading Top tips for strong mental health at work
I’m not a huge football fan, but there is something special about the World Cup, and try as I might, I can’t help being just a little bit interested! It certainly helps that this time around we have done rather better than expected. As I write this, I don’t know how far England will go, … Continue reading What makes a good leader?
I am not good at networking. I love meeting people and getting to know them, but I am usually so interested in what they do, their challenges and where their business is going, that I overlook the selling my services bit! Recently, I was invited to attend an event at which I knew very few … Continue reading A Passion for Sustainability
The Press is full of talk about the need for businesses to become more sustainable, but it's often hard to know where to start. Here are some top tips you can adopt. If you want to go further, give me a call or drop me an email for some more suggestions. Feel free to add … Continue reading Top tips to make your business sustainable
I have been working with a large organisation recently who are suffering from what I like to call as ‘Nose to the Grindstone Syndrome’. I was brought in as an ‘extra pair of hands’ to help in a crisis, but I have become ‘a pair of fresh eyes’ and Changemaker, providing a vision for the … Continue reading Could you use a Changemaker?
Cornwall is currently gearing up for the main holiday season. The Spring Bank Holiday and half term usually bring the first real influx of tourists. Easter and the Whitsun Bank Holiday can be busy, but it’s not usually sustained, whereas from early June most attractions and accommodation providers can guarantee a fairly consistent level of … Continue reading Dealing with Over Tourism head on
Being fortunate enough to live within walking distance of the North Cornwall coast, I am able to enjoy its stunning beauty with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and windswept moorland on an almost daily basis. I know I am incredibly lucky, and regularly give thanks that early morning beach walks, not battling through commuter traffic or … Continue reading This Cornish cloud may have a silver lining
I have just finished a piece of work for a small organisation who needed some urgent research and interpretation. Due to the time pressures involved, and the specialist knowledge required, there was no one in the business able to undertake the project at such short notice, so they approached me to help. Organisations are sometimes … Continue reading Need an Extra Pair of Hands?
I've been celebrating this week. My application for Pending BCorp status has been accepted. As a Sustainability Consultant, I feel it is important to demonstrate I have the credentials to help other businesses on their journey, and what better way than external accreditation. Being a new business, I am unable to become fully BCorp certified until I … Continue reading To be or not to be ……… accredited