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A shift in focus

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It’s a funny time of year at the moment.  I’ve been spending a fair bit of time this month looking at my strategy for my business going forward, which has resulted in a lot of interesting meetings as I reshape my strategy.

There is a lot to look forward to and I think it will start to take effect at the end of April and throughout May.

So what’s coming you may ask?

First up is an ‘Introduction to Engaging Leaders Seminar I’m running on behalf of Solent Business Academy.  It’s taking place on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at the ECDIS Learning Centre, Atlantic 3600 Building Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7AN.  You can check out the detail here :

This will be followed by an event early May, all thanks to a very successful launch meeting of the ‘UK Manufacturing Best Practice’ Event which took place in March, where roughly 24 companies signed up to get involved in meetings, workshops, visits etc., including names like Airbus, Cooper Vision, SPI, Spirit Circuits.  We’re kicking off with a half-day session on Employee Engagement to be held at Solent University.

Business South have also asked me to run a similar event for their HR Specialist Group, again it is likely to be at the Solent University – date to be agreed.

As some of you know I’ve working closely with Tate Recruitment who I’ll be running a similar event for a selection of ‘invitation only’ clients of theirs on 20, June.

In between these events I’m going to be presenting as a guest speaker on Business Management in mid-May for the launch of a very new business concept called ‘Find Your Teacher’ at The Hilton Ageas Bowl.  This will be like a TripAdvisor service but for ‘supply’ teachers.

I’m looking forward to 18, May when I’ve been asked by the UK Call Centre Forum to act as a judge for ‘Manager of the Year’.  The venue is the Jabra offices in Langley near Slough – so that should be different and fun.

Later in May, I’ll be running a two-hour leadership workshop for a select group of clients of Rubicon People in Poole – a real honour as I’ve seen who’s been invited.  More on this later!

So, you can see my focus has shifted slightly more towards Employee Engagement, Leadership and Motivation.

In other news:

I’m fortunate too as discussions are on going with Grant Thornton on providing a one day leadership programme under their ‘G’ Programme with further discussions happening mid April.

I’m having similar discussions with Oxford Innovation to provide motivational training to their SME Clients and potentially the forces outplacement schemes.

Finally, I’ve also been asked to put together a leadership programme for the Marine Industry.

With all this going on, it is still important to keep fit and healthy and I’m managing to run three times a week and play 90 minutes of 5-a-side football on a Saturday.

I hope you managed to switch off for a few days over the extended weekend and enjoyed some quality time with friends and family.