Katie Best

When you’re ready to step up but you’re company won’t allow you

What happens if you’re great at your role and should be promoted, but your obvious replacement is reticent to step up? And your company is letting them get away with it?  The problem here is double-ended: your replacement isn’t stepping up, and your bosses aren’t seeing them as a valid replacement. You need to carry …

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How to onboard new starters successfully in a stage of hypergrowth

As a team leader in a company experiencing hyper-growth, you’ll be expected to hire almost continuously. That in itself is difficult, but it’s made worse because you’ll then be juggling onboarding new employees while taking care of existing employees, who themselves may still be fairly new. How can you maintain your work-life balance whilst making …

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When hybrid working has changed team culture

Hybrid working has changed the culture of many teams. Before Covid, generally, businesses were almost always in the office and resultingly, employees shared a strong sense of culture. During the pandemic, for many teams, the strong culture remained as they navigated the new ‘working from home’ experience together.  Now, many companies have a flexible hybrid …

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Pivots and opportunities: how the pandemic changed L&D for law firms

What did law firms learn from the Covid-19 pandemic? I hosted a panel exploring just that at the Learning in Law conference in March 2022, exploring the past, present and future of L&D and the many changes coronavirus has brought about. I was joined by three fantastic panellists: Madi Clemens, Senior Learning & Development Manager …

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