What drives a positive culture in an organisation?

Let me first tell you what doesn’t … pay and rations, “bean bag” relaxation rooms, dress down days, “homemade cake eating” Fridays, etc. … Culture is not to be trifled with (no pun intended!) … it’s the key to hard driving and much needed, if not critical, sustainable business improvement. Culture is the single biggest … Continue reading

The signs your business culture is toxic … and needs fixing now!

The culture in your business, it turns out, is the most accurate predictor of it producing sustainable and optimal performance and results. There are tell-tale signs that the culture is probably toxic and urgently needs changing to avoid the business running into trouble not too far down the track. Apart from the obvious ones like:- … Continue reading

Is this true for your team?

Just because we’re doing a lot more, it doesn’t mean we’re getting a lot more done! It can be hard to be a leader in today’s hurried and constantly changing business workplace. A leader is pulled from pillar to post, working all the hours God sends and is expected to know everything, be everything and … Continue reading

Most Popular Sewells Insights in 2017

This year we shared advice on how to achieve ballistic results in 2017 and beyond for your business. And while we’re not obsessed with clicks and eyeballs, it’s interesting to see what caught our audiences attention. Listed below are the year’s ten most popular pieces of Sewells inspirational thinking. Click on the images below and … Continue reading

Why most leadership development programmes don’t improve business performance and results

Side-stepping four common mistakes can not only help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale … but also create sustainable improvements in performance in all areas … and, of course, the results. For years, organisations have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on … Continue reading

How to be a great manager and a terrific leader

The staggering business improvements we, at Sewells, always help our clients to produce is mainly due to our ability to transition capable managers into brilliant leaders. There is a big difference between management and leadership. However, to be highly effective in driving positive change in any organisation is not a case of replacing good management … Continue reading

The One Set Of Skills Nearly Every Leader Lacks

What makes a good business leader? The answers vary widely … and our 53+ years of experience tells us it’s one skill above all others that the really good business leaders possess that mediocre ones lack … and it’s people skills. We see business leaders with terrific commercial skills, analytical skills, problem solving skills, organisational … Continue reading

The Gift Of Self Confidence In 2018

With the new year approaching, organisations will be focusing on two things:- Having a really good finish to 2017 Getting off to a flying start in 2018 For most of you, next year’s business objectives and key plans for your organisation are already set and now the challenge is how you get everyone to play … Continue reading

Almost Every Time We Hear The Phrase ‘Employee Engagement’ …

Almost every time we hear the phrase ‘Employee Engagement’, we cringe … (a lot!). I know that’s a strange thing for us, at Sewells, to say, particularly for an organisation that spends so much of its time supporting organisations to improve their performance by developing people to the full and being focused on turning their vision … Continue reading

Budgeting (and Planning) for Success Pt.2

Is responsibility for next year’s company’s budget weighing heavily on you? You may be focusing on sales forecasts, new product developments, growing market share strategies and initiatives for streamlining processes, but have you thought about the key element needed to deliver explosive growth for years to come? (which is … your people!) The truth is … Continue reading