Brian Downes Leadership Coaching

Hitting Targets

Having something to aim for is important. In the world of work, this comes in the form of targets – productivity, sales, revenue, profit – different forms of the same thing. Over the last few months, the world has changed dramatically so the targets of pre-COVID19 may no longer be reasonable. From a leadership perspective,

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Brian Downes Leadership Coaching

Managing Performance & Getting in their Way

A significant factor in the performance of people is how leaders and organisations manage their performance. As leaders, we get in the way sometimes. We allow ourselves or our organisations to create obstacles that make it harder for our people to bring their best. Some thoughts…..

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Brian Downes Leadership Coaching

Fear of Mistakes

The fear of making mistakes is prevalent and causing people to perform well within their capabilities. This is a problem because the opportunity cost of this lost potential is massive.

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Brian Downes Leadership Coaching

Employee Engagement Matters, It’s a Leadership Problem

I put together a short video on Employee Engagement. My intention with this is to get you thinking about how you can do better. That’s not to say that anyone is doing poorly, and there is always scope to be better if you want to be. This is my first ever LinkedIn video and, in

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The Promises We Make

The Promises We Make  When we engage in culture PR, put a picture out there to the world that shows the best side of our organisation, we are making a promise. It’s one of many that we make as leaders. It is, no doubt, well intentioned. Far too often it is misleading. A promise that

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Leaders Go First

Leaders Go First Scars are a consequence of life. We pick them up along the way. I don’t just mean those physical scars– the ones found on the body. I also mean those scars that are non-physical – the ones found in the body. Scars of the heart, the mind, the psyche, the soul. Scars

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