Leaders are human, too, you know!

Much of the work we do at Sewells in helping businesses improve performance, results, productivity, customer-centricity and team spirit revolves around creating great and inspiring leaders … and leadership teams. There’s a massive focus on leaders in all areas of business these days … and here’s a fact that’s not much talked about … LEADERS, … Continue reading

Things that are a complete “no no!” to successful leaders

Successful leadership is the product of several factors and probably one of the most important traits of great leaders is the standards they uphold.  That means building and maintaining good, positive actions, and drawing a firm and clear line at things that are unacceptable.  Whilst it’s about what they do it’s also about what they’ll never do … Continue reading

Don’t let your fears paralyse you

In life, we all have to deal with fear in one form or another. Some of the most successful people in the world have had to do so. For example: Julius Caesar conquered the world – but he was terrified of thunder Peter the Great of Russia cried like a child when he had to cross bridges … Continue reading

Who’s making the noise in your organisation?

It can  happen so easily in any company where the loudest “noises” come from the people who are criticising and complaining about everything and everyone!  This creates an atmosphere that becomes negative …. and performance,  team spirit and results flat-line at best, or nosedive at worst. The reason for this is that the dominant words used in any organisation … Continue reading

Leaders in business … Where are they?

We, at Sewells, have known the following for some time … its devastatingly negative impact on the culture, performance and results of businesses has hit home with us recently. As we begin our working lives, if we are good at our job we get promoted. If we are very good at our job we may … Continue reading

How to deliver positive and sustainable change in your organisation

We, at Sewells, have championed a truism for quite a while:-   Businesses don’t succeed, people do!   The performance improvements this has helped us to create for our clients (once they understand how to turn this truism into a stunning reality in their organisations) have been ground breaking (e.g. £66m improvement in the bottom … Continue reading

Do you have ‘class’?

In today’s increasingly complex world of work, we need people with ‘class’ to succeed and to future-proof the organisation. You see, when people speak well of you, it means you have acceptance. When the truth / evidence / your behaviour at work, and with others, speaks well of you, you have ‘class’. So, do you … Continue reading

Celebrate your progress!

Lasting and positive change in any area of life doesn’t usually come through massive human effort, frustration, guilt or beating yourself up over your failures. It comes from having a strong focus on, and total belief in, the benefits that the changes will bring about. Goal setting specialists often describe it as “starting with the end in … Continue reading

The secret to how we, at Sewells, produce such AM-A-ZING performance improvements (in any organisation, in any sector)

Here’s our secret to AM-A-ZING performance improvements (in any organisation, in any sector) ….   We build our development programmes to deliver “outcomes” not “content” (i.e. a 25% increase in sales revenues, a 30% increase in profits, customer loyalty improving by 22%, employee engagement above 80%, etc…)   We cover “content” brilliantly according to our … Continue reading

Unlocking the passion in your people

If you’re looking for record results in 2019 and performance improvements from all areas of the organisation … look no further than developing your managers and leaders to be able to unlock the passion in your people.   Passion, when unlocked in people, becomes an unstoppable force that drives creativity, creates a determination to succeed … Continue reading