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About Anna

ZIA Executive works with individuals, teams and organisations to help turn people potential into sustainable business performance. We work closely with our clients to develop the best solutions to meet their needs and the needs of their business in a way that is engaging, practical and outcomes oriented. Zia Executive's expertise lies in four primary areas: * Executive Coaching * Leadership and Management Development * Team and Individual Development * Organization/Cultural Transformation

More coffee, the FTSE 250 and Luck pt1

So once again I find myself sat at a coffee shop reading over my notes from the past couple of days. It always starts with coffee for some reason … or as my husband says … “best drink of the … Continue reading

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Musing from the Cafe … Networking and Coffee …

In between meetings I will often find a cafe to sit down and catch-up on work. It’s a relaxing atmosphere and normally there is the buzz of networking and business going on all around me .. not that I’m eavesdropping! … Continue reading

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Gone Plotty: 10 things my allotment taught me about Networking and Being an Entrepreneur

Networking is one of those things that your either take to like a fish to water or it’s something you have to work at, more like a bunny in scuba gear. I’m more of the latter and even though I … Continue reading

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England v Algeria – A lesson in leadership and coaching

Watching the England v. Algeria game in the World Cup has brought to mind a number of questions about the role of a manager. Arguably, England is the better team populated with A-players, all stars in their own right. But … Continue reading

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Should I focus only on strengths when managing my team?

There are a lot of debates on whether focusing on strengths or focusing on weaknesses is the best way to manage employees. And on either side of the debate are solid arguments. From my experience, you have to do both. … Continue reading

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How do I motivate my team?

It’s a question I am asked frequently when working with managers. The research into motivation runs far and deep and every business school, journal and magazine has focused on it. So, needless to say, theories aren’t in short supply. From … Continue reading

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It’s strange times we’re living in …. re-thinking your career choices

“It’s strange times we’re living in” a colleague recently said to me. Strange indeed. But in the midst of all the “strangeness”, I’ve seen a great deal of hope. It’s no surprise, given the current economic climate, that quite a … Continue reading

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