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The challenges of becoming a manager

the challenges of becoming a manager

It sounds fantastic in theory doesn’t it, being offered a promotion to the next rung of your career ladder, finally in charge of your own team. Whether you’ve been working hard towards it for a long time, or it’s a more of a surprise proposition, chances are you feel pretty…

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Improve your self-confidence and self-belief: webinar recording

self-confidence

If you missed Louise’s webinar on how to improve your self-confidence and self-belief you can view the recording here. Improving our self-confidence gives us greater leadership presence, the ability to influence others and to perform to our potential. We hope you find the techniques covered helpful. If you’d like to…

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How to increase your self-confidence in 5 easy steps

self-confidence

Stop comparing yourself to others and believe in you… We’ve all watched somebody who seems to ooze self-confidence; interacting smoothly, emanating a sense of knowledge and ease, seemingly unruffled by social expectations or other people’s judgement. And we’ve all walked into a room and compared ourselves to others – am…

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This new year, forget “I should” and dream big

Dream Big

As Christmas fades and January looms into view, the old familiar spectre of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ rears its head. Perhaps you’re somebody who loves the idea of turning over a new leaf and attempting to change a habit come January; it’s a convenient way of focusing on the year ahead…

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Innovative management development boosts business

Innovative Management Development Boosts Business

We’re featured in the Business Voice magazine this month for our innovative management development programme which integrates mental health knowledge into manager skills training. You can read the article here. And you can check out our Management Development programmes here.

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Manage remote teams?

Distance Job

Check out Louise’s podcast with Luis Magalhaes of Distant Jobs for some top tips! Is there a difference between leading a team remotely or in person? Our guest Louise Puddifoot, Founder & Director of Willow & Puddifoot, shares her experience managing remote teams. In this episode, Louise Puddifoot, a self-defined…

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How to Handle Stress at Work – Lunch and Learn

stress

It’s National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 6th November and Willow & Puddifoot are hosting a complimentary lunch and learn where we will discuss how to handle stress at work. If you would like to have a better understanding of stress, either for yourself or your team members, please join…

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Dealing with Stress at Work

stress

Stress at Work Stress at Work is one of the largest causes of work related absence and can be indirectly responsible for other causes of absence such as mental health illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and even physical illnesses such as flu. Not surprisingly, stress has been shown to have a negative…

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How SMEs Can Support Employee Wellbeing

wellbeing for SMEs

Improving employee wellbeing increases engagement, productivity and performance. It also decreases stress levels, sick leave and turnover. In recent years, many big organisations have put a wellbeing strategy in place but this can seem harder to do for small or medium sized enterprises. However, there are some relatively easy steps…

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How to Spot the Best Leaders

How to spot the best leaders-Willow & Puddifoot Blog

Having the right leadership team in place is crucial to the success of your organisation. But how do you spot the best leaders? The leaders that make the biggest difference are those that are focussed on the team’s success, rather than their own gain. So how can you spot them? …

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