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Practising What We Preach Here at Delphinium

31st January 2023

Oprah, New Jobs and Pitch Perfect



Does anyone see where January went?

I had this thought yesterday and began looking at things I hadn’t gotten through on my to-do list. I started to kick myself a bit. But the problem was I wasn’t taking a balanced view of the situation.Okay, so there are a few things that I haven’t done. Will the world end because of it? Absolutely not!On the other hand, I look at what has been achieved with new sales meetings, writing proposals, and onboarding new clients. Plus, I’ve had my head down developing training for Delphinium’s online course library and a bespoke programme for an existing client.I’ve also pushed myself out of my comfort zone and finally immersed myself in some tech, which I’ve been procrastinating about for too long. It’s been a steep learning curve, but I’ve persevered even when I’ve wanted to throw my laptop out the window, and I still have most of my hair, so that’s a bonus!It’s so common to focus on what we’ve not done, what more we want to do and areas in which we want to improve, but if we’re not careful, we can demotivate ourselves.So, when checking progress against your monthly goals and targets, take a balanced approach. And be kind to yourself about the things you haven’t done.If there are things you could have done differently, have the courage to make the necessary changes next month for a better result.If things were out of your control, have the serenity to accept there was nothing you could have done, and in the words of Elsa, “Let it go!”But for now, here are the Top Tuesday Picks for this week.

Article of the Week: Elevate Your Leadership: Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking

What do Oprah, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs have in common? They have mastered the art of strategic thinking!Do you want to elevate your leadership skills to new heights? Discover the key to making smarter decisions, anticipating challenges, and achieving long-term goals like the greats – Oprah, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs. Learn the power of strategic thinking in our article.

#TopTip: Create an inclusive atmosphere during induction

Starting a new job is exciting, but ensuring everyone feels welcome and included from day one is important. Begin demonstrating your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by including details of your ED&I initiatives, how people can get involved, the resources and facilities available to all employees, and seek feedback from new starters.

Lovely Listen: Pitch Perfect S1 Ep 14

Have you ever wondered how to use communication to your advantage?This communication skills podcast discusses how you approach a sales pitch in both your tone, wording and attitude. Not to forget the power of the pause and the ways it grabs the attention of others. Robin Kermode discusses how to ensure you come across as confident and trustworthy through all aspects of your communication.

Fab Feedback

“I would highly recommend the course. It provides valuable insights and tools to develop as a manager and enables effective team leadership, the course content is engaging and presented well, and the approach to the course is well organised and delivered superbly.” Simon Rogers, IT Support Manager at dock10.

It’s a pleasure to receive such lovely feedback from our clients. This testimonial relates to our Middle Manager Accelerator, which I love delivering and seeing how much delegates develop and grow in confidence as the programme continues.

That’s all for now. I guess I’ll see you next month.

Kind regards,

Gemma 💜

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