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How to combat unconscious bias

By Caroline Elliot. I recently had the pleasure of facilitating a session for Ambition School Leadership for a wonderful group of would be head teachers on the subject of diversity.    We covered many subjects but the one that seemed to capture their imagination was ‘unconscious bias’.   So what is unconscious bias?  Well, one definition is [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can you teach doctors emotional intelligence?

By Natasha Maw. I come from a family of doctors and nurses but medicine wasn’t my particular vocation.  I’ve always been more interested in how people communicate and tell stories which is why I firstly became a radio producer, and then a coach.  Recently these two worlds have come together, and I will soon be [...]

By |February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From a Shed in the Garden to an Office in Town: Growing your Business

By Caroline Elliot I ran a session for the Radio Independents Group recently which looked at how and when you should grow your business.   It was fascinating to hear about the different challenges facing the companies – from bigger companies who felt it was too much work given their limited time to think about future strategy, to [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Negotiating your way to success

New research suggests that women in their 20s and 30s are now negotiating salary increases as often as men.   Well if that’s true, then hurrah.  However, when it comes to negotiating that pay rise it would seem that both men and women could do better – some fairly old statistics I found suggested that 75% [...]

By |November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women Taking the Lead

Caroline Elliot gives some tips for women leaders on finding a network and thriving in a male industry. I travelled to Antwerp last week to meet a wonderful group of powerful women who are part of a new Networking group MizBiz.    It has been founded by four bright, professional women who feel there is an [...]

By |November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creative Leadership: the secrets.

I’ve just finished running the final two days of a Business Leaders’ Course for the Radio Independents Group. The focus was Creative Leadership: how to lead creative teams and develop new business ideas, and the course brought together a mix of those running established companies, some who were just starting up on their own and [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mentoring – how to get the best out of it

At Quattrain we believe that training and mentoring go hand in hand, the mentoring is a means of putting the learning into action. We are currently running a BAME mentoring and training scheme for the Radio Independents Group and it’s an opportunity to test our belief about the mutual benefit of training and mentoring. Sometimes [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Quattrain Christmas Message

Quattrain is just over a year old, and in the Christmas spirit, it seemed like a good point to reflect on what it’s been like working in partnership with four women. By its nature this blog will be more personal than some of our other offerings (you can catch up on the Quattrain blog here), [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Training Treats from Quattrain

As we race at a speedy pace into the middle of January – the traditional month of goal setting and resolutions, we at Quattrain are mindful that discovering or enhancing a new skill is a positive and achievable goal. As we convince ourselves that we really can survive on 400 calories squashed into a 4 [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Powerful Presentations: the death of powerpoint?

We have been running workshops for both Imperial College and the Future Leaders Trust about how to make an impact when you are giving a presentation. I felt that I had seen it all in my years of attending Board meetings – good, bad, boring, fascinating presentations – and also managed to deliver a few [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments