Top Tips

Resources and Recomended Reading

We are often asked which books, videos, articles or associations we recommend. It depends a lot on what your area of interest is and your preferred learning style as to what might float your boat, however here are some we would recommend looking at: Leadership Books The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven [...]

Social Enterprise and Charities

Social Enterprise At Hazelbranch we have been supporting social enterprise for a number of years. We have sat on the expert advice panel for social entreprenuers  for the Business Community Partnership and provide coaching support for Unltd award winners such as Fotodocument as well as working with larger social enterprises such as National Geographic. We  [...]

What is the role of a Leader?

Leaders create a “vision” of where their team wants to be. Leaders need to make this vision both attractive to their team and provide the team with a common purpose. Leaders also help create an environment in which the energy can be chanelled  towards the achievement of goals and objectives. Leaders ensure people are motivated [...]

Setting well formed goals.

By using the following questions you can make sure your goals are well formed and effective. Each level has questions which are worth considering ahead of taking action. Also see Setting Goals Set the goal as a positive to work towards. What do you want? Make the goal sensory specific, as though it were real. [...]

How to have effective meetings.

Know the real objectives of your meeting.  Keep the focus on achieving it. Always write down a simple agenda and let all have it before the meet. Put Any Other Business as the first item on the agenda and get people to put these in. Select a good meeting place and the right hour and [...]

7 step leadership model:

Address each of these areas to lead others and enable them to help you:

How to delegate.

How to delegate effectively.

Managing under preasure

Sometimes things don’t run smoothly and you get a few curveballs thrown at you out of the blue. Here are our top tips for keeping on track. 1.Take a step back. Objectively putting all the things that need doing (work and otherwise) into an Urgent/Important grid and then actively prioritising really helps to • Be [...]

How to set effective goals

There are many ways to set goals.  When you are growing a business it helps to keep it simple. These are our goal setting tips: Pick a single goal Reduce the goal to be achievable in 30 days Use the rule of 20. i.e. do 20 actions to reach goal Post the goal and your [...]

How to give positive feedback

It pays to let employees know that you’re paying attention to what they do and that you really do appreciate their efforts.