• Are leaders born or made?

    Are leaders born or made? Well, we could all probably bring to mind someone we consider to be a “natural leader”, but there are now many leadership models which challenge the notion that these traits cannot be learned.Action-Centred Leadership, designed by John Adair and perhaps one of... Continue Reading 13th April, 2015
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  • How to maximise your return on investment from team building

    Appreciation breeds motivation and commitment. These high value traits can manifest themselves in a number of different ways, from increased discretionary effort to increased collaboration or working late to meet a deadline, but it’s fair to say we are all more likely to go the extra mile... Continue Reading 27th February, 2015
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  • Are You Lacking New Year’s Resolve at Work?

    For many of us, this time of year turns our attention towards creating positive changes in our lives. Some people’s New Year’s resolutions are focused on personal changes such as a new health regime or taking up a new hobby. For others, the focus is placed upon tackling issues in the... Continue Reading 9th January, 2015
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  • My first year at Grahame Robb Associates

    There I was, stood on a platform 40ft in the air, supported by nothing more than a swaying pole and a harnessed rope, thinking to myself “welcome to GRA”.My name is Richard Herd and I’m a Sales Executive at Grahame Robb Associates. I have recently completed my first year with the... Continue Reading 6th November, 2014
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  • Do managers really specify 'Who Does What By When?'

    New study reveals most managers think they hold their teams accountable, but in fact lack the proper skills.Three quarters of managers have to take on extra work every week to compensate for under-performing staff, according to a new study into workplace accountability conducted by Grahame... Continue Reading 5th August, 2014
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  • Do we need to build confidence or competence to rise to a challenge?

    We all have a comfort zone at work and outside of it. When we sit in that zone, we feel confident and at ease with ourselves, in control, able to deliver results and perform well. These moments in time can feel rewarding and energising and, as we snuggle up in our cosy, security blanket, life feels... Continue Reading 9th May, 2014
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