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Cooking up a storm

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

This month our fearless Management Development Leaders got hot under the collar in our cookery extravaganza.

What can you learn about leadership in a kitchen we hear you cry? Well quite a lot as our Management Development delegates will tell you. Having to perform under pressure, in unfamiliar situations, providing direction, clarity and communication can be a regular feature of a leader / manager’s role. In the kitchen we simply re-create the business environment and observe people lead.

cook 1 march 18 So, what did the kitchen teach us?

• Keep your eye on the goal

• Spend time up front planning

• Take the time to observe what’s going on

• Use the skills and talents of those around you

• Listen to people and ideas

• Ask questions to understand

• As a leader, try not to get stuck in the detail

• Define the roles and responsibilities of those in the team

• Celebrate the success and reap the rewards!

And reap the rewards we did!

Can you handle the heat of leadership? Would you like to understand more about your style and the impact it has on those who you lead?

To find out more about our Management Development Programme CLICK HERE or give us a call on 01904 628838 for a chat about the programme and how it can help you and your business.

Working Together – valuing and playing to strengths

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

Pro-Development York

We’ve been building some great partnerships with some fabulous Yorkshire companies to ensure our Management Development Programme will be a truly amazing experience.

We are really looking forward to working with the wonderful team at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park and slightly relived that they aren’t going to make us wear a wetsuits 🙂

Really excited too about our up and coming walking event with Mark Reid from TeamWalking where we’ll experience a healthy, revitalising and inspirational walk – what more could we ask for 🙂

Thank you for all fully embracing our values and helping to bring our vision for the Management Development Programme to life.

What’s been making us smile during March!

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

Pro Development York

We’ve been inspired by some of the amazing stories through Sports Relief. David Beckham stepping out of his comfort zone and into the world of Del Boy and Rodney, Jo Whiley running on a treadmill for 26 hours, Davina McCall and her challenge “Beyond breaking Point” who along with a lot of other people, all raised more than £51million for Sports Relief.

Well, it’s made us smile and inspired us to get fit – I dusted down my bike at the weekend and took the boys off to Dalby Forest for a 12.8 km ride (only managed to come off once!). We have also dug out our running shoes, lycra, sweat bands and swimming caps!

Watch out everyone, here we come 😉