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Sheridan Resolutions Monthly Newsletter – April 2020

Sheridan Resolutions Monthly Newsletter – April 2020

It is certainly challenging times for everyone and businesses around the world as we try to contain Covid-19.

At Sheridan Resolutions, our priority is for everyone’s health and wellbeing; both our clients and faculty members and all our friends and families. Here is a useful link shared with us by one of our clients, which you may find of interest. Please follow the link HERE

We realise that the current environment will impact everyone and how we all do business. With that in mind, we are looking to move some of our face-to-face activities to on-line, using platforms such as Teams or Zoom, or conference call facilities where we can do so. This ensures that businesses and individuals can continue to have quality coaching sessions, even if it is virtually.

We are reviewing our offering to take into account this shift and we would welcome a discussion with you to tailor our services appropriately to your organisation’s needs. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please get in touch.

In the meantime, to help keep you entertained whilst we are all at home, you can catch up on our latest blogs and white paper and schedule some dates in your diary for our upcoming events. (Which we will hold virtually if needed…)

Please take care of yourselves!

THE IMPORTANCE OF UNLOCKING TALENT

Business leaders often refer to their people as ‘their greatest asset’, but yet we see many organisations not taking the time to invest in their employees. That investment needn’t be costly either, it could just be some quality time with their line manager to gain feedback or guidance, or access to training to enhance their capability.

Research shows that people now rate the “opportunity to learn” as among their top reasons for taking a job.¹ Business leaders know that changes in technology, longevity, work practices and business models have created a tremendous demand for continuous, lifelong development.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Given the pressures on a modern leader, businesses need to give their top people the time to think about their development and the space to make good decisions for the benefit of themselves and the organisation. To face new challenges requires resilience, courage and clear vision. To give leaders the opportunity to allow the talented people underneath them to develop their repertoire of skills and abilities clearly maximises their own performance and impact.

Sheridan Resolutions has helped many organisations accelerate the development of teams and individuals through Leadership Development Audits. Our experts take the time to understand your organisation’s culture and apply the most appropriate assessments to elicit significant insights. Just some of the tools we use include psychometric tools such as 360° feedback questionnaire; Strengths assessment tests such as Realise 2, Strength Deployment Indicator and StrengthScope; Personality tests such as SHL OPQ32, SHL motivation styles, the Saville Wave test, Hogan personality inventories, Myers Briggs (Steps I and II) and Emotional intelligence tests including BarOn EQi and EQ360 and OPP 16PF and interpersonal relations.

OUR LATEST WHITE PAPER – MANAGING WORKPLACE CONFLICT

We recently held the latest event in our Sheridan Breakfast Series, “Managing conflict in the workplace”. The findings from this event are shared in this paper. The paper reflects our view that effective workplace mediation can not only repair professional relationships but make them stronger.

To manage conflict at work is not easy. When it happens, mediation can be the best option. We want leaders, managers and HR professionals to realise fully the potential of mediation through a better understanding of how it can resolve conflict as it emerges. A real sense of how and what can be done “in the moment” is invaluable to preventing workplace disputes becoming more problematic – and potentially litigious – further down the road.

Click below to read more in this informative white paper

WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS

Simon Sinek, author of “Leaders Eat Last” states, “It is not the demands of the job that cause the most stress, but the degree of control workers feel they have throughout their day. The studies also found that the effort required by a job is not in itself stressful, but rather the imbalance between the effort we give and the reward we feel. Put simply: less control, more stress.”

So how should we take care of our employees? We could start by creating a working environment within which people are engaged and motivated; a place where they want to work. As a result, we improve productivity and reduce sick leave (according to the Office of National Statistics, in 2018 141.4 million working days were lost due to UK employees being absent).

SHERIDAN RESOLUTIONS EVENTS

We are delighted to announce some future events in our Thought Leadership Breakfast Series. Evidently, in light of Covid-19, these events are possibly subject to change and maybe delivered virtually, we will confirm nearer the time, but this gives you an opportunity to pencil them in your diary.

  • Female Leadership at its Best – 22nd April (Virtual Session)
  • Why Belonging is the New Diversity & Inclusion – 21st May 2020
  • Wellness for Success – 16th September 2020
  • Leading in an Agile World – 25th November 2020

ENHANCING TEAM PERFORMANCE

The purpose of team performance is to drive both individual and collective excellence. A move towards team-based leadership usually requires coaching new leadership styles. Team members need to know how and when to relinquish control and, in so doing, to show respect for the differing perspectives and approaches of those who work for them. This helps keep all levels within the team motivated.

We support leaders in understanding how to create high performing teams in a range of situations:

  • Existing Teams – with the potential to perform better.
  • New teams – maybe new or reshaped in terms of remit or personnel.
  • Existing teams facing new challenges – to facilitate diversity of thinking and approach in facing business or market challenges or disruptive change.
  • Existing teams stepping back to reflect – to improve effectiveness. They’re not broken or new, but just need to recalibrate.
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