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10 Ways to Listen and Truly Understand Your Team

11 May 2015


Not listening is one reason employees disengage with their employers and indifference to input is one reason communication is often one way. 


Truly listening is an inconvenience to anyone who already knows all the answers


Leaders who don’t listen don’t understand their teams and don’t know it.

New ways of seeing depend on new questions.


Click here to discover 10 ways to really listen and get to know your teams.



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Creating a High Performance Team Culture

7 May 2015


What is it that separates world class companies from its competition?


How do some companies get the people stuff right and manage to create a high performing team of engaged colleagues working passionately together to pursue a shared vision whilst others struggle?

That’s the focus of this innovative workshop from PDG.

Join us for this powerful step by step guide designed to help identify what we can do take our teams to breakthrough levels, igniting a passion for achieving outstanding results.

Workshop agenda Click Here;

To reserve your places email or call 07958 728490

We hope that you will be able to join us at one of the dates.

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Exciting new funding stream available for SME's in the region

30 April 2015

We are delighted to let you know that Performance Development Group are now an registered provider with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Skills Service.

What this means for you

This is brilliant news for SMEs in our region as it means if you work within the Leeds region 50% match funding is available for training and development provided that the eligibility criteria is met.

It doesn’t just cover Leeds . You’ll also be pleased to learn that the Leeds Region incorporates SMEs that are based in the whole of West Yorkshire, York, Harrogate, Craven, Selby and Barnsley .

More about the LEP

The LEP promotes the Leeds City Region’s interests on a national and international scale, helping business and enterprise to thrive by unlocking potential through partnership.

The LEP’s vision is to unlock the potential of the City Region, developing an economic powerhouse that will create jobs and prosperity. They aim to do this by being a relevant, essential and enabling partner to growing businesses within the City Region, and by opening the door to a new relationship with government.

The LEP also have a skills service which you can access, if eligible, for the match funding. This means if you have a budget to put towards training, you could also be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000.

Is your business eligible?

To be eligible for skills funding your business must:

• Be based in the Leeds City Region (which includes all of West Yorkshire, York, Harrogate, Craven, Selby and Barnsley.)

• Employ fewer than 250 people and have an annual turnover of less than £40million

• Be able to provide a contribution to the cost of training, as a minimum 50%

• Be in one of our priority sector, which are:

  • Creative and digital
  • Finance and Business
  • Medical Technology
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Low Carbon
  • Manufacturing and engineering
  • Transport and logistics

Eligible and want to access the funding?

1. Go to the LEP site, skills page

2. Complete the on-line form and answer some questions about you and your business, and the required skills development including:

a. What training is required and for how many people?

b. What will the added value be to your business by undertaking this training?

c. What are the objectives for undertaking the training?

3. You will then be asked ‘do you require further support in identifying a training provided’ –at this point you can select ‘No’ and enter Performance Development Group as your registered training provider.

Interested and would like to find out more?

You can find out more via LEP site. The site is packed full of information, go to the skills page for specific information about the funding for development which we are accredited to deliver for you. This covers all our open programmes such as Leadership and Personal Excellence, Powerful Business Presentations, and Management Development Programmes as well as Bespoke and Tailored Programmes.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in the region and we look forward to the potential of working with you with support from the scheme.

If you would like to know more about the scheme please email or call me on 07958 728490


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Outstanding feedback from the NHS for PDG programmes

22 April 2015

The NHS has been going through change at a pace that is throwing down tremendous challenges to its ways of working and not least placing even more demands on its staff.

We are proud that for many years the NHS has turned to PDG to support that change through bespoke tailored Management Development programmes as well as our open programmes in Leadership, Management, Communications and Leading Change.

The feedback we have received has made us extremely proud to know that we have had a significant impact in developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to stay productive and in control in such challenging time.

Click here to read the amazing feedback about how PDG has made a significant and measurable impact on the NHS today.

If you would like to know more about the work we have done supporting the NHS or see if what we do could help your business in a similar way please e-mail or call 07958 728490

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8 Ways to Deal With Your Teams Mood Hoovers!

2 April 2015

One mood hoover can very quickly drain the entire from just about any team.

Some people, by their very presence, seem to drain the energy of those unprotected people around them.


A small energized team goes further than a large team with a mood hoover at its core.


Negative energy dominates unless we know how to intervene effectively


It’s absolutely essential to our success as leaders that we quickly eliminate and deal with negativity.


Click here to download how to spot the typical mood hoover types and 8 ways to deal with them effectively.

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How to Give Difficult Feedback

16 February 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of a manager’s job, the part that is most messy and unpredictable, is giving corrective feedback.


Whether it’s delivering a less than stellar review, coaching a challenging employee, or laying someone off, for those of us who are wired to avoid conflict, this can be excruciating.

We often walk away from these encounters feeling inadequate and ineffective. Some managers are born mentors, for the rest of us there are steps we can take to shift this from a dreaded management chore to a welcome opportunity to coach our employees toward greater success.

Here are 5 proven steps to telling inconvenient truths. Click Here...

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9 Ways to Make Your One-On-One Meetings More Productive

8 December 2014

Feedback is an essential part of any productive relationship.

People naturally want to know how they are doing at work so one-on-one feedback is one of the most effective ways of doing this.

How many leaders do you know that don't do a great job of this?

What are the best ways for running effective and efficient one-on-one meetings with our teams?

What is the best way to give both positive and negative feedback?

What are the skills of a great coach and a great listener?

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New programme from PDG: Resilience-a practical and systematic approach

11 November 2014

In today's increasingly demanding and challenging business world its easy to become overwhelmed and feel as if you are sinking.

At some point everyone experiences varying degrees of setback, some minor some major! How we deal with the problem can play a major part in the ultimate outcome and our ultimate psychological well being.

Resilient people are able to utilise their skills and strength's and know what it takes to recover and maintain control. They find a way to pick themselves up, keep going with a strong belief that despite what's thrown at them they know how to cope.

This innovative and new workshop will give you a set of practical and systematic tools enabling you to ‘bounce back’ and be better prepared for what's thrown at you.

For more details click here;

The programme will be held on Thursday 22nd January and Thursday 19th March.

To find out more or reserve your pace email or call 0113 2288808

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10 Steps to Help Develop Leaders through Effective Delegation

29 August 2014

All healthy leaders want their team members to grow and flourish. Their job isn’t just about getting rid of some of the workload — it’s about growing the people around them, as those people learn to take on more responsibility. It’s a double win.

So, if this is true, how does a leader develop a person while delegating a project? 

Here's how you help to develop leaders through effective delegation..

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6 Ways to deal with your most irritating colleagues

14 August 2014

We’ve probably all been there when it comes to having an annoying co-worker. You know — that one co-worker who is either overly arrogant, lazy, or talks your ear off? Even if you consider yourself an easy-going person to work with, you’ve probably encountered that one colleague who drives you up your cubicle walls.

After all, what would work be without having a co-worker who drives you nuts? You’re probably familiar with the beloved co-worker we’ve all grown to love (or despise), Dwight Schrute from The Office. He’s that annoying co-worker who describes himself as a “hard-working, alpha male, jackhammer… merciless…insatiable…” and is probably a good example of the person in the office you can’t escape.

So, let’s disarm the irritating wind up merchants  of the world, shall we? Here are seven ways to handle your most irritating co-workers:

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