Information overload is a challenge many in business face today. How do you ensure all relevant signals from your companyâ€™s market environment are picked up, whilst the efforts for doing so are minimised and the decision-makers only receive need-to-know information and analysis when they need it?
Erik Elgersma simplifies it…
Leadership Matters welcomes RenĂ© Carayol, LID author of SPIKE, in becoming an ambassador for their movement.
Leadership MattersÂ is designed to give all schools access to the high quality leadership development that ultimately improves pupil educational outcomes. By giving school leaders the opportunity to actively develop their abilities around busy work schedules,Â they help to support executive heads as powerfully as aspiring middle leaders thinking about the next step.
Nicole SoamesÂ shares some of her top tips for launching your own business, with insights into her greatest strengths, fears and inspirations in business.
Tell us what you do
I am a highly qualified coach and EQ practitioner with extensive commercial experience gained from twelve years leveraging large sales teams for Unilever and United Biscuits, followed by thirteen years developing and delivering training programmes across the globe. In 2009, I founded Diadem Performance – a leading commercial skills training and coaching company. We help people become commercial athletes in negotiation, selling, marketing, presenting, leadership and management.
â€śWhat are you doing here? The birthday party is next Saturday. That is not to say you are not welcome, butâ€¦â€ť This is how one of our eldest friends welcomed my wife and I last Saturday. We appeared at the right doorstep, but at the wrong time. Embarrassed and amused I looked at my wife, who had assured me of the timing. We had both received the invitation email, but I had ignored it after I had seen my wife putting the appointment in our family calendar. When my wife does so, who am I to doubt the accuracy?
Trying to reconstruct the logic of failure1, I later wondered why we gave our old friends a surprise party last Saturday. Obviously, my wife and I both made mistakes. My wife mixed up the timings – these things happen. My mistake, however, was more interesting. I believe I suffered from â€śauthority bias,â€ť which I will discuss in a little more detail below.
On the eve of Sally Bibb’s launch event forÂ The Strengths BookÂ this evening, the author shares some of her top tips for women in business, with insights intoÂ launching your own business and the challenges people may face.
- Tell us what you do
I run a business that discovers what makes people great at what they do and teaches organisations how to know whether someone will be a great fit for a role. Weâ€™ve studied great nurses, baristas, carers, prison officers and sales people. Itâ€™s absolutely fascinating, and the dream job for someone who is endlessly interested in people and what makes them tick.
Last night LID Publishing celebrated the launch of Nicole Soamesâ€™ The Negotiation Book, the latest in LIDâ€™s Concise Advice series. The book is an inspiring and engaging handbook packed with expert advice, practical tools and exercises to help you master the art of negotiation.
The launch took place at WeWork Southbank, overlooking the river, and was filled with a warm crowd of colleagues, clients, family and friends.
LID Publishing author David Guillebaudâ€™s book Disruption Denial has been shortlisted in the Management Futures category for the 2017 Management Book of the Year award, announced by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.
The 25-strong shortlist have the opportunity to win ÂŁ5,000 if selected as winner of the prestigious award.
Erik Elgersma,Â author ofÂ The Strategic Analysis Cycle,Â shares his insight into trade secret leaks, and why the answer to security breaches might be more simple than it seems…
Revelation upon revelation hit the press this year. Leaks have always been there but today the frequency of secrets being spilled, especially in the Trump administration, looks to hit an all-time-high. Secrets may in principle be lost in two ways: inside-out or outside-in. I define outside-in as a party that sends a collector to illegally obtain another partyâ€™s secret. In some cases, however, secrets are lost not because some party was after them but because an insider aimed to hurt his own turf. This I would call an inside-out loss of secrets. Surprisingly perhaps, it is the latter form that is most common. 2014 research reveals that 60% of business trade secret losses, in spite of all outside-in cyber-crime, identify current or former employees as the most likely source of leaks. Hence, inside-out dominates outside-in.
Our very first ‘Evening with LID Authors’ event last night at BDG Architecture and Design StudiosÂ brought together, Emma Serlin, author of ‘The Connection Book’ and Founder of London Speech Workshop and Nicole Soames, author of ‘The Negotiation Book’ Â and Founder of Diadem Performance for a fruitful conversation on their subjects. The event covered a variety of topics from Brexit negotiations to communicating and connecting with a tricky boss.
Here are 10 key takeaways from the evening:
1) ‘If you want to interrupt when someone is speaking, say something positive.’ Emma
2) ‘People aren’t handling Brexit negotiations in the right way.’ Nicole
Whether we like it or not, the worst can happen when giving a speech or important presentation, our body can behave in ways we really donâ€™t want it to, and other people can also. As was the experience of our prime minister on her recent Tory Conference party speech when she was interrupted by not only her own coughing fit but also a heckler. So what do we do when the stars misalign, and coughs and heckles make an appearance? Here are some top tips to help you find the silver linings or at least, lessen the disruption.
BEFORE THE SPEECH
BE PREPARED:Â Make sure you have lozenges, tissues, water and cough syrup to hand, so if the cough appears, you have what you need to nip it in the bud.
DRINK PLENTY:Â Before the speech you should be lubricating your vocal chords by drinking plenty of room temperature water. This will moisten the vocal folds and prevent the throat from drying. Cough syrups and hot drinks are also good. Lemon and honey is a particularly effective cough combatant. The lemon will cut through the congestion and the anti-septic properties of honey will soothe your throat.