Retention

The world is experiencing the highest levels of staff attrition in 10 years*. As managers, the cost of losing and securing new staff goes beyond the physical financial costs. The effort and time required to find talent, train them up and get them to full speed is exhausting. All of this while the manager is normally carrying the additional workload from the previous incumbent. The question of “how do I retain my good staff?” is increasingly relevant? The saying, “staff leave managers not companies” reminds us that a significant amount of power lies with managers to retain their staff.

Coaching Conversation on Shifting from feeling Stuck and Desperate

In our article on shifting from feeling stuck and desperate, we discussed the importance of moving back to a place of deserving. Leoni Coetzee (Director of RainTree Business Coaching) and Kevin Britz (Leadership by Design) took the conversation further. Through an intense and real coaching conversation, they explore how to move from desperate to deserving. RainTree Business Coaching understands how hopeless and scary it feels to get stuck in feeling desperate. We support leaders with one-on-one coaching journeys to step back into deserving and action.

Shifting from feeling Stuck and Desperate

The incessant pressure that our clients and we have experienced over the last couple of months has pushed everyone to the limit. A common feeling is desperation. Our clients are often desperate because there isn’t an answer. They have done what needs to be done to solve a problem, but the problem persists. And what they know they need to do and is the right outcome is not being realized. We have also noticed that desperation is the most effective repellent to manifesting.
Raintree’s latest article explains “Shifting from feeling Stuck and Desperate, If desperation is a repellent, what can we do to move out of desperation?”

How to Positively Lead in a Negative World

In our article on how to stay positive and lead impactfully in a negative world, we shared a method to step into authentic positivity. Leoni Coetzee (Director of RainTree Business Coaching) and Kevin Britz (Director of Leadership by Design) took the conversation further. Through a practical and impactful coaching conversation, they explore and provide tools to support leaders to step into a positive mindset. RainTree Business Coaching understands how productivity suffers when the leader and/or team spiral into negativity. RainTree Business Coaching supports leaders with Individual Leadership Coaching and The Management for Results Group Coaching Programme. These impactful coaching programmes allow for the tools that are shared to be unpacked in detail so that positive change is realised and sustained.

Positive in a Negative World

The environment that our staff and ourselves are living in seems to be spiraling into greater and greater negativity. Fuel increases, wars, inflation, price increases, load shedding etc etc. The flood of negative news feels suffocating, overwhelming, hopeless and depressing.
The importance of leading positively in this complicated environment is critical to maintain productivity and deliver results.

Raintree’s latest article explains “How do you stay positive and lead impactfully in the negative environment?

The Impact of Burnout on your Business

In our article on burnout, we discussed the prevalence of Burnout and its impact. Leoni Coetzee (Director of RainTree Business Coaching) and Kevin Britz (Leadership by Design) took the conversation further. Through a vulnerable and yet transformational coaching conversation, they explore Burnout and provide tools to support leaders to navigate this personal and staff challenge. […]

Burnout

2022 has seen the reawakening of business delivery expectations. Expectations for production levels to return to and exceed pre-COVID-19 levels. Expectations for revenue, profitability and sales to recover. COVID-19 is no longer an excuse. It is a challenge we faced that we need to have worked through and integrated into our operations, sales and all other functions in the businesses. As the leaders of business, even if the integration and solutions have been implemented, if you and your staff don’t have the “get-up-and-go” to realise the expectations, your ability to deliver is in trouble. Raintree’s latest article explains “Why is burnout so prevalent in the workplace?

Conflict

Conflict, a swear word in so many people’s vocabulary. Being conflicting has got a bad rap.
Most of us avoid conflict as it forces uncontrollable change. We do not know what the outcome of the change will be. We understand at a deep level that, after conflict, we cannot return to how it was before. This truth about conflict is its curse and its blessing.
Raintree’s latest article explains “Why is thoughtful conflict a critical or necessary part of successful leadership”