Move of the Week: People director Nikki Humphrey faces a challenge at JLP

Out of the frying pan into the fire. That is the obvious conclusion to draw from Nikki Humphrey’s decision to leave Virgin Atlantic to become John Lewis Partnership’s (JLP) new executive director for people. Both organisations have been beset by challenges brought about by covid-19, and as bellwethers of their respective industries have faced their [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

What can we learn from Hotel Chocolat?

Retail businesses struggling to stay afloat in the post-COVID world could do a lot worse than take inspiration from Hotel Chocolat. During the worst period in history for the UK high street, the British chain has bucked the trend in spectacular fashion with its revenue increasing by 3% in the year up to the 28th [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Ted Baker facing investor backlash

Ted Baker is facing backlash from its shareholders over recent plans to increase salaries and bonuses for its retail executives. The revolt began when the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) advised investors to vote against the proposed remuneration policy, amid the firm’s current battle for survival. An unjustified salary increase The ISS advisory firm believe the [...]

By | July 27th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Households predict they will spend more than last year at retailers as lockdown lifts

In some much-need positive news for the British high street, recent research has suggested that shoppers are looking forward to getting back to the shops, and are even expecting to spend as much, if not more than they did last year. It seems the anticipation of returning to some form of normal has encouraged shoppers [...]

By | July 24th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Why great leaders need heightened self-awareness

Self-awareness is all about being mindful of your emotional state and how you respond to external factors. Exceptional leadership, when developed through our premium executive coaching services, showcases heightened emotional intelligence and stronger working relationships with teammates. Strive for personal growth A leader never stops learning to be the best they can be, and improvement [...]

By | July 24th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Using silence to get results

People don't like silence. An awkward pause can be painful to sit through, but for business leaders at every level, it can also be an excellent tool. The truth is that sometimes people need a little prompting to say what they want to say. It's easier as a manager to keep talking and to try [...]

By | July 22nd, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Four ways to improve your leadership skills through executive coaching

One of the commonalities of high-performing business people is that they have strong leadership skills. Without holding key competencies in this area, it is difficult (if not impossible) to make it to the top. Certain individuals, although they have a wealth of experience, are not natural-born leaders and find leading a team difficult. Executive coaching [...]

By | July 17th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments