Looking at People Podcast Series – Podcast 3: Certainty

By Niamh Ní Bhéara

This is the third of a series of podcasts that I have has recorded with an ECMR Associate and training and development specialist, Karen Chamberlain. In this podcast, we talk about the SCARF domain of Certainty and: * Give our insights to what does Certainty mean, and how this `need’ can be rewarded or threatened; * Explain how…

Looking at People Podcast Series – Podcast 2: Status

By Niamh Ní Bhéara

This is the second of a series of podcasts that Niamh has recorded with an ECMR Associate and training and development specialist, Karen Chamberlain. In this podcast, we discuss the first of the five social domains – Status. We explore how our own relative importance influences our thinking and give examples of where we have…

Stress: 440,000 people can’t be wrong… or can they?

By Niamh Ní Bhéara

Many of the senior leaders I meet in my work tend to be well versed in dealing with stress. A combination of learnt behaviours and coping mechanisms, when added to natural capacity, gives a higher tolerance than most. Some people even like pressure of being up against the clock, and deal with stressful situations very…

Identifying the “extraordinary” in your team

By Niamh Ní Bhéara

In my last blog I talked about focusing on the extraordinary and the importance of identifying and developing what makes an individual extraordinary to build high performing teams and organisations. Leaders need to understand the qualities of each team member, and ensure that each and every member of the team understands the unique contribution they make.…

Focusing on the Extraordinary

By Niamh Ní Bhéara

It’s a given that organisations need to develop leaders, teams and individuals that can adapt to today’s environment of continuous change and disruption. So it’s no surprise that the Henley Business School’s Corporate Learning Survey 2016 predicts the greatest challenges for organisations over the next three years will be leadership capability and the effectiveness of…