Leadership Development Coaching

Leadership development coaching from leadership development specialists Parris King in Derby. Parris King coaches leadership development skills in leaders and those with leadership potential for UK business clients who want to improve their leadership development coaching

Selected Resources

Managing Change

An introductory resouce exploring what change is and how you can manage it. More...

Mentoring

Are you a specialist within your company and now been asked to mentor someone else to help their career develop? We run a one day workshop to build your skills as a mentor and make the relationship highly productive and a positive experience for all. These are some sample slides. More...

Competency Frameworks

An excert of some of the slides we when exploring performance management aspects concerned with the definition of roles beyond traditional job descriptions - designed to give you a taste of what we do. More...

Appraisals

Are you a team leader who acts as an appraiser? Here are 10 tips for you. More...

Limiting Beliefs

Thinking Biases or Cognitive Traps and self limiting beliefs. We have provided you with our top 10. Can you add to them? More...

Coaching Conversation

Are you going to coach someone you do not know? Here is a simple pre-questionaire from our sister company The Coach Practice to get you started. More...

Powerful Presentations

An excert of some of the slides used during our very popular and effective 2-day Presentation Skills Workshop, which focuses on how to plan for, design and deliver presentations that look professional. This workshop is highly practical - designed to give you a taste of what we do. More...

Values Definition

Do you run a business or lead a team? How do you define your values? Values are operating principles that stand out as important to you and the way people work together. Here's a simple exercise to get the discussion started. More...

SWOT Analysis

Been asked to do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)? Not got a clue what it all means? Well it is a simple business tool and we hope that this easy visual will help. More...

Being a Mentee

Are you about to be mentored by someone? Mentoring is defined as off-line help by one person to another in making significant transitions, in knowledge, work or thinking. We have clients who invite us in on an annual basis to prepare their graduate intake for their mentors. Here's a sample of the half day. More...

Coaching for Leaders

Coaching is a key skills for leaders to manage performance and encourage their team to reach their full potential and perform effectively. We run various workshops on the subject and this is a sample extract. More...

GROW Coaching Model

Do you use GROW (goal, reality, options, reality) in your conversations to develop others? This simple one page resource gives you loads of questions that you can ask in each of the stages. More...

Relieving Stress

Are you stressed? Here are 10 thoughts related to the work that we hope will help you stop and reflect for a moment. More...

The Tao of Coaching

Tao’ is essentially a book of how to govern. Here are his thoughts on coaching More...

Coach Development

Are you a managers wanting to develop a ‘coaching’ approach to leadership? It is an essential skill in order to unlock more of our people’s potential and enhance individual and business performance. This is a few slides to give you a feel for our Coach Development Workshop. More...

Precison Questions in Coaching

The following article was published in ‘Training Journal’ and is written by Fiona Beddoes-Jones, with Julia Miller, and gives a historical perspective of groups in the workplace, then looks at some concepts, models and dynamics. More...

Coaching Contract

Are you coaching someone? Here's an example of a very simple one page contract which we use to facilitate the agreement at the beginning of a coaching relationship. We hope this will give you some thoughts of the sorts of things you should cover. More...

Debriefing Learning

Do you support people in their training? Are you an Investors in People organisation. This short presentation forms part of our comprehensive Trainer Development Programme and is based on the principles of Kirkpatrick's 4 levels of Evaluation. More...

Training Terminology

Like most professions, trainers have their own 'speak' (jargon) which baffles others including their learners. Here's a sample of a few with their definitions. More...

Pre-briefing Coaching

This is the welcome letter our sister company The Coach Practice utilises when entering a new coaching contract with coachees. More...

Painless Appraisals

Have you got responsibility for conducting appraisals. Our ever popular workshop explores how appraisals fit into the management cycle, the need for effective preparation and follow up, and effective techniques for communication and feedback. This is a sample of the slides. More...

Managing Upwards

Being a Team Leader is never easy and it is easy to become the ball being batted backwards and forwards between your team and your leader. We run a workshop for Team Leaders on how to effectively manage their boss. It explores self-mastery, influence strategies, guidelines for joint problem solving and how to respond appropriately to challenging situations. This is a sample of the slides. More...

Project Management Risk

In an ideal world, we could make project plans, instruct the project team to follow them through, and end up with all the required deliverables on time, to budget, and to specification. In the real world, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, unless we actively manage it. This introduction is geared towards small business owners and departmental leaders. Hope you find it useful. More...

Morale

What is the science behind 'morale'? This graph represents Dr. Walter Menninger's Morale Graph More...

Innovation

5 thoughts around innovation More...

What is Resilience?

Resilience is the inner strength to handle setbacks and cope with adversity. It is our own resources of grit, determination and confidence that enable us to deal with difficult situations and “keep our shape” in the face of challenges. More...

Emotional Intelligence

EI is becoming a key element to leadership development programmes. Defined as achieving one’s goals through the ability to manage one’s own feelings & emotions, to be sensitive to, & influence other key people, balancing one’s motives & drivers with conscientious & ethical behaviours. (Dulewizz & Higgs)
This is a sample from our highly recommended EI Workshop More...

Recruitment & Selection Course

An excert of some of the slides used during our 1-day Recruitment & Selection Course - designed to give you a taste of what we do. More...

Working with a Mentor

Are you lucky to have a mentor or have you approached someone to be your mentor? Here are 10 tips for getting off to a great start. More...


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Our learning and development solutions ensure people are fully involved, challenged and support through the learning process. We believe everyone has the ability to achieve; even what they personally believe is unachievable.

As proud as we are of our past record with clients, we recognise that every piece of work that we undertake is as important as the last and offers us the opportunity to build upon our reputation and continue to shape our tomorrow. We therefore approach all opportunities with enthusiasm, with a commitment to be responsive and professional in all aspects of the services we provide.

This website contains a lot of information about us and what we do - but it's no substitute for a conversation.

To understand how we could help, and whether you could work with us, please call us on 01332 381888 - we'd love to hear from you.

The easiest way to understand how we can help, and whether you feel that you could work with us, is to begin with a conversation. You will not be subjected to a "hard sell" as we often find that people get value out of the exploratory discussion, whether or not we go on to work together.

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more"

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Case Studies

A 4 day Advanced Train the Trainer for an engineering manufacturer in Berlin.

Following commission, the programme was designed over a number of months in consultation with the end users, who are specialist Six Sigma internal Trainers. More...

A 3 day Performance Management Programme (MAX), developed for Orange Personal Communications by Development Dimensions International

Orange recruited a team of 12 external consultants to work with DDI to design a programme, and subsequently to roll it out in workshops (over an 18 month period) to all staff with people management responsibilities across the UK. More...

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