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Xenonex – addressing the leadership skills gap in FE.

Xenonex are delighted to be again working in partnership with City & Guilds and KPMG in developing Leadership & Management skills within the Further Education Sector.   Building on the success of the Certificate in Leadership & Management in FE aimed at middle managers we are now pleased to be part of an additional programme… Read More

Xenonex shares Leading and Managing essentials

It’s been a busy January for the Xenonex team working with clients up and down (and all across) the UK.  At this time of year it can be difficult for managers to keep up with the daily tasks necessary in their jobs and the focus can drift away from developing their skills as a leader…. Read More

Xenonex shares Superstar Leaders Promises

As we approach Christmas and take the time to have a break from our hectic work lives and spend time with friends and family this article seems timely.   It’s adapted from an original article by Michael E Kibler, the creator of a holistic executive coaching and development program.   Good leaders put aside their… Read More

How Xenonex can help Create an Open Culture Where People Are Open to Feedback

As professional coaches we are used to confronting tricky issues with individuals and teams and using our skills and experience to bring positive outcomes from difficult conversations. One of the benefits of coaching within an organisation is it supports a more open culture and as such brings benefits in terms of how people work within and… Read More

Make Feedback Part of Your Routine

Feedback offers a useful part of coaching to help inform self-awareness amongst other things.  It enables individuals to learn more about how they come across and analyse any emerging themes.   At Xenonex we work with many busy senior level executives who can find it difficult to make time to give their own employees feedback…. Read More

Preparation Matters When Planning a Leadership Summit

Employees from private and public sector organisations have benefited from Xenonex’s leading edge Triple A (AAA) Executive, Leadership and Management Development. These programmes are all structured around 3 main principles; Aware, Aspire, Achieve, and aim to maximise and transform the way individual leaders and their organisations work.   We always find it interesting to see… Read More

How Leaders Can Make It Right

If you’re in a position of leadership, it’s likely that at some point you will manage to upset or alienate your team.   So how do you get them back on side?   These edited tips from Michael Hyatt, a US author, consultant and speaker, might help.   Take responsibility. The health of our teams is critically… Read More

Five Questions for Leaders Who Would Rather Be Effective Than Right

These simple questions that I came across recently sparked a great discussion amongst the Xenonex team. Many of us are currently delivering leadership programmes in organisations across the UK, meeting lots of new people and having some great conversations about good (effective?) leadership and management.   When asked to share the biggest leadership lesson they’ve… Read More

Let Xenonex Develop the Leaders You’ve Been Overlooking

The Xenonex team spend a lot of time working with some of the most senior employees within an organisation.  However, our experience has shown that when leadership is developed throughout an organisation then the outcomes for employees and employer can be significant.   I found this edited article by US leadership development consultants Jack Zenger… Read More

What a New Team Leader Should Do First

At Xenonex we work with many leaders who are new to an organisation or who are managing new teams through a period of great change.    I came across the article below online (adapted from ” What New Team Leaders Should Do First” by Carolyn O’Hara) and it sparked some great debate amongst the Xenonex… Read More