What Makes a Leader Inspiring? Guest post by Kim Adele

Kim AdeleMy reflections on traits from some of the greats by Kim Adele, executive coach.

I was reflecting today on some of the leaders I have had the privilege of working with or for, who showed me about the leader I aspire to be and perhaps some who showed me the leader I would rather not be.  The common trait in those that inspired was their belief in those they lead, that ability to recognize a skill, a strength or a natural talent and to give it the opportunity to shine, to nurture, grow and evolve.  I was told a long time ago to recruit people who are skilled in areas where you need to develop and who need to develop in areas where you are skilled, that way the sum of the parts is greater than the individual elements and you all end up stronger and together you can achieve so much more.

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give is to believe in someone and give them the confidence to believe in themselves. Read more

A picture of me Claire Saxton from Saxton Marketing Ltd

A day in the life of Claire Saxton – Marketing Consultant and Mum to Two

I’m a proud Mum of two alongside being a marketing consultant and business owner, so today I wanted to do something a little bit different with my blog and share with you what my typical workday looks like balancing work with the demands of family life. Read more

Photograph of Claire Saxton of Saxton Marketing Ltd

The Story of Saxton Marketing – from marketing student to full-time mummy and business owner

I always think it’s difficult to really get your personality across on a website’s ‘about me’ page.

But behind the marketing persona lies the real person that you’re doing business with, and I feel it’s important to get a glimpse of who they are at every opportunity. I considered what was a good way for me to go in a bit more depth and figured that a blog telling you about me and how I came to start Saxton Marketing ltd would be a good idea.

So here it is!

Do let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about myself, or feel free to share your business story! Read more