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Sometimes by Sheenagh Pugh

Posted December 20th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

 

 

 

 Sometimes things don’t go, after all,

from bad to worse.  Some years,  muscadel 

Faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail;

Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

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Praesta International Conference, November 2017

Posted December 8th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

Executive Coaches attending Praesta International Conference, London on 16th and 17th November 2017.

Praesta Coaches represented UK, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Singapore and Ireland. 

 

 

Listening & Leadership

Posted October 13th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." Doug Larson

As Executive Coaches we frequently find ourselves working with our clients on the art of Listening. Listening is the foundation of meaningful relationships, and meaningful relationships form the cornerstone of  business success. Read More

Gender Diversity & the Unconscious Bias Trap

Posted July 28th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

We have written briefly on the topic of Unconscious Bias before and we were taken with a posting by David M Mayer on July 26th in Harvard Business review entitled: “How Not To Advocate For A Woman At Work”, which gives an insightful perspective on how an unconscious bias can colour and damage the effectiveness of the message being communicated. Read More

Employee Recognition

Posted June 29th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

The concept of Employee Recognition is not new but in today’s digital fast paced environment it is easy to forget the HUMAN in Human Resources.   As humans, we are hardwired for recognition and feedback: babies push themselves to do incredibly hard tasks, like walking and talking and we, their parents, recognize their efforts and encourage their endeavours.  Throughout school the same process of learning occurs, and for today’s millennials who have grown up in the Google instant-response age, constant feedback is a way of life. Read More

Agile Leadership

Posted May 15th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News

A 2007 Harvard Business Review Article  entitled “The New Deal At The Top”  talked about the need for companies to become more strategically agile. It described strategic agility as ‘a company’s ability to alter its strategies and business models rapidly in response to major changes in its market space and to do so repeatedly without major trauma. Three years of in-depth case research on a dozen large companies worldwide showed the authors that one key factor is a new leadership model at the top. Traditional leadership models which valued power, autonomy and internal competition would become unfit for purpose. Agile companies would require senior executives to assume collective rather than individual responsibility for results. Read More