We’ve been fortunate enough to have received coverage in many different publications and media outlets, both in print as well as online. Here are a selection of articles published:
‘Step away from the Lego! Four reasons why ‘team building’ can damage teams’
Team-building activities can be based on good intentions but are, more often that not, a waste of time. Kate Mercer’s article on this topic was picked up by several publications, including Top Consultant, onrec.com, Business Matters magazine, Bdaily, The Economic Voice, Credit Control and forbes.com.
Talking around the same theme, Kate joined Share Radio’s Entrepreneur Evening Show host, Simon Rose, on 4th March 2016. Have a listen to the interview here.
Unity 101 FM Radio then invited Kate onto their Drivetime Show to talk about her career path, how she came to write her book, A Buzz in the Building, as well as imparting some general business advice. Here’s the chance to catch that discussion again.
‘Learning to ask good questions’
Recruiter magazine published an extract from Kate’s book, A Buzz in the Building, which gave some useful tips and hints to recruiters on how to pose the right type of question (and listening to the answer!) to get the most out of an interviewee. Read the extract here.
‘Why don’t your sales people pick up the phone?’
Exploring the reasons why some client-facing service providers are reluctant to actually pick up the phone to new clients, Kate Mercer wrote an article for Sales Initiative about how to tackle this issue when coaching your staff.
‘It’s not them, it’s you: It’s easier than you think to stop feeling like you are managing a bunch of kids’
Leading financial publication, City AM, asked Kate for an article about how there is a natural tendency in leading and managing other people to focus on them as individuals – and so behavioural issues are then tackled individually. Read how Kate proposes an alternative view on treating organisational behaviours.
‘Growing your start-up to SME’
On page 55 of Enterprise Management 360° magazine (Q2 2016 edition), Kate looks at how you can move your start-up business into a functioning SME organisation and the pitfalls to watch out for on the way. Download a PDF of the article, or view the magazine online.
‘How to stop meddling and get on with the job of leading your business’
A succession of business articles have been published on how it is that the better you are at your specialism, the more likely it is that you’ll be moved up the organisational ladder to a level where you no longer do it. Kate appears in the following publications discussing this very topic: Top Consultant, onrec, Fresh Business Thinking, CMC Partners, Training Journal, The Business Desk, Bdaily, Here 4 Business, Startup Donut, Family Friendly Working and Business Zone.