More so now than ever before, people are realising the need for what is known as a healthy work-life balance. A healthy work-life balance will mean different things to different people. Its not so much about splitting your time 50/50 between work and leisure but making sure you feel fulfilled and content in both areas … Read more

Sometimes you might find it hard to motivate your staff. We all have lives. Your HR Manager’s daughter has just been sent home early from school. Your Marketing Executive’s brother is in hospital. Your PA is anxiously waiting to hear back from their landlord. Your centre-forward might have just been arrested. Your best defender has … Read more

As the core module of our Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management, Leadership Skills Development is Impellus’ flagship course. This one-day class is delivered to over 1,700 delegates from across the UK and beyond every single year. Whether you’re brand new to a leadership position, or you’ve never had any formal training in the … Read more

Are leaders born or made? The age old argument of Nature Vs Nurture is a popular one when it comes to leadership. Are good leaders developed and nurtured or are certain individuals born to lead? This is a topic that has come up many times at the Impellus office, and I think its fair to … Read more

Do you find that your new starters are taking a long time to get up to speed in their role? Are you still seeing very little output from them although they’ve been in their role a while now? If the answer to the questions above is “yes!”, it may be because you have inadvertently used … Read more

When you think of a work social event, what images come to mind? If it’s people in brightly coloured paper crowns gathered awkwardly around a desk, sipping white wine from plastic cups, then I’d suggest it’s time for a re-think! Social events shouldn’t just be something that organisations feel obliged to do once a year … Read more

One of the few guarantees in the world of work is that mistakes happen. You make them, your team makes them and even your boss makes them. If we accept that mistakes are an inevitable part of being human and that we all make them, we can start to think about how best to manage … Read more

For a company to not only survive but thrive in what it does, it needs to have a heart, a true sense of what it is, what it does and what it cares about. What I am talking about here is Values. A company’s values should be the reason employees want to work for you … Read more

As a manager you probably feel that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. There are so many demands on your time, so many plates to spin that you often don’t get to the important ‘leadership’ stuff that you should be doing. In fact, you’re probably so bogged down … Read more

On our ‘Managing Change and Innovation’ course, we highlight the influence of Jan Carlzon on Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) where he was CEO from 1981 to 1994. In one year, his incredible leadership skills took them from annual losses of around $17 million to a profit of $54 million, and they were named Airline of … Read more

Believe it or not, this somewhat clunky acronym could be just what your organisation needs to flourish. V2MOM (shorthand for Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles, Measures) is a system of goal-setting, developed late last century by Marc Benioff, CEO and co-founder of CRM giant Salesforce. Here at Impellus, we’ve been following the V2MOM process for over … Read more

Most of you reading this will have seen the 2013 Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. If you’re like me, you will have watched it at least three times. Leonardo DiCaprio’s incredible portrayal of former stock-broker Jordan Belfort painted a picture of a charismatic, intelligent, and ambitious businessman with some very questionable morals. … Read more