The Boss lady X Factor

Earlier this year a colleague shared the really interesting  ‘McKinsey Podcast’. In it Tera Allas, shared her research on the impact of the relationship with our boss, the satisfaction on work and life in general. Thinking about the message logically, it should come as no surprise. The research says that more than 70 % of …

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Unleash the purpose

Unleashing the POWER of PURPOSE

Creating a Vision & Mission statement for your business or department Imagine going to work each day, full of purpose and conviction. People can be genuinely inspired if their organisation has a compelling vision and a clear, worthwhile mission; and these can be powerfully expressed in well-crafted mission and vision statements. The two statements do …

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My Why

My Why – my story I am Tracy-Anne Barker, a mentor, coach and trainer.   Reflecting on My Why I recall the economic crash of 2007/08, when companies downsized and changed. I joined a training and recruitment centre after 20 years in the Supply Chain and Logistic sector.  The organisation was a large and successful out …

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Reflect and Grow

#8 easy ways to reflect and grow ‘So What?’ How often do you reflect on the impact of your actions? I am Tracy-Anne Barker, a mentor, coach and trainer.  I use the ubiquitous ‘So What?’ phrase when working with individuals. It can be used to mean, indifference as in. “I don’t care” I use the …

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Conflict at work? So what?

Conflict management can be one of the most difficult elements of a manager’s job. A high percentage of manager’s I have worked with, do not like dealing with conflict, however, it is a necessary aspect to a manager’s job. Conflict management is the process of limiting the negative parts of conflict and increasing the positive …

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