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Shhh! Listen. The Quieter You Become The More You Can Hear.

Listening skills

Shhh! Listen. The quieter you become the more you can hear. 7 steps to be a great listener. Listening is one of the most powerful leadership skills we have at our disposal, yet possibly the most overlooked. The power of listening is rarely acknowledged or effectively practised. Stephen Covey writes ‘Most people do not listen […]

A Free Yet Powerful Leadership Tool. Praise.

Giving praise is a simple yet powerful leadership tool. It costs nothing and can give an immeasurable return on investment. I was, therefore, surprised to learn of a recent Harvard survey that concluded that giving negative and corrective feedback is an integral part of the remit of being a leader, however, giving positive feedback and […]

Success Breeds Success

Leadership Coaching

Successful leaders let others succeed. Success breeds success.  Click here to receive more valuable insights from Executive Leadership Coach, David Guile. The most effective leaders realise that success is not about them personally but more about the success of others and their team. Leadership is about helping others to become more successful and removing any […]

High Performance = High Potential? Think Again and Look Closer

High Potentials

Fast track development programmes for high potentials within a business are commonplace in progressive organisations. These initiatives create a strong platform for succession planning and prove an essential initiative for identifying, developing and retaining talented employees who have the potential to be leaders of the future. However, the success of these programmes relies on being […]

10 Lessons learnt from writing my first book


I’m really pleased to share that my first book Potential – Find it. Own it. Work it. has just been released. And it’s already achieved #1 Amazon Hot New Release & Bestseller status. My journey to create and write Potential has been motivational, challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As I begin to reflect on […]

The Dynamics of Potential

Many of us are capable of more than we realise. Many of us could achieve much more than we ever thought possible – realising and fulfilling our full potential. The Dynamics of Potential is an innovative business model aimed at being the best you can; optimising your talent. It’s about enabling you and your team […]

Reverse the way you view mentoring


It’s widely acknowledged: creating a culture of coaching and mentoring within an organisation positively influences employee engagement and retention rates. Traditionally, mentoring is a top down process. With a more experienced individual offering support, encouragement & advice to someone less senior to themselves. But is this approach becoming outdated? And limiting? Organisations might be able […]

Taking strength from your comfort zone

Comfort Zone

Many argue that you need to leave your comfort zone to become professionally fulfilled. However, there are many positives for staying in your zone. Executive Leadership Coach, David Guile, shows how you can gain strength from being in your comfort zone.

New Year = New You? Keep it real – for maximum impact

David Guile Executive Leadership Coach

The start of a New Year is traditionally an ideal time for reflection – a chance to set goals and aspirations for the year ahead. A New Year can mean a New You. A clean piece of paper from which to plan for successful and productive times ahead. A fresh start, where you can challenge […]

Too nice to lead?

David Guile Executive Leadership Coach

Is Gareth Southgate too nice to lead? That was the subject of much media discussion preceding his appointment as England Football Manager. Could he really get the best out of a group of such strong characters? Could he be demanding enough to get the required results? Did he have the leadership strength and resilience to […]

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