Author: Richard Riche

Richard specialises in helping you build real human communication skills. Employee Engagement / Experience, Emotional Intelligence skills, building high performance teams and a great place you want to work. TED style speaking and presentation skills. Training, consulting and coaching.

5 of my favourite TED talks

The Power of TED Talks are that they are engaging, have a clear message we can relate to and hardly ever have any "Death by PowerPoint" to put us …

Business psychology for success

The study of Psychology in business is not about telling business what to do but a reciprocal relationship which draws insights from those with experience of what works at …

Creating an innovation culture

To create an innovation culture employees need to have a clear sense of what is expected of them, your long-term goals, and values. Your values should not only be …

Beware the culture change bandaid

Motivational posters, beautiful videos set to popular songs and lapel pins can be a small part of a multi-layered change strategy, but on their own they are more likely …

An Employee Engagement survey is a good start

Effective Engaged leaders use every touchpoint, opportunity and a variety of communication channels to reinforce and recognise the organisation's commitment to employee engagement and building and engaged innovative people-centric …

Change management issues to avoid

An effective communication strategy is all about buy-in: the reasons, the benefits, the way forward and the impact of that change. This means taking the employee emotions into account.

Effective strategy communication tips

Strategy communication tips: How do you share a strategy effectively within your organisation? These Effective strategy communication tips can help persuade employees of the importance and relevance of their …

Brain smart time management

Our ability to utilise the time we have is more important than having time alone. Understanding why we procrastinate, the dangers of multitasking and managing our attention and energy …

Top KPI feedback tips

Many books talk about the “sandwich” feedback technique, starting and ending with a compliment. This is generally very poorly received as the compliments are often a last minute platitude.

Image selection in slide design

Image selection in slide design is about more than just typing the word or concept into Google, it is about clarifying your message and making each slide count. They …

Preparing for difficult conversations

When preparing for difficult conversations about behaviour, attitude or performance keep these top tips in mind. Approach it as a conversation, not a lecture! Gain perspective and remember our …

Think billboard in slide design

Effective slides are designed to augment your message - not be your message (notes) or a distraction (clutter). When designing slides avoid to "death by Powerpoint" think billboard (a …

Happiness benefits at work

Happiness benefits: Does your organisation pay lip service to the idea that “people are our greatest asset” or do they do something about it? Unfortunately in practice in many …

The Purpose economy as a business essential

The conversations about building purposeful work is rapidly evolving with the emergence of new research focused on happiness and meaningful work (positive psychology). Similar to technology, purpose has become …

The benefits of social support

To improve our mental health and our ability to combat stress, it is important to surround ourselves with at least a few good friends and confidants. Social support helps …

10 tips to help create happiness

Numerous studies have shown the positive effects of laughter on our physical and mental health. Happiness comes from being in the moment while constantly striving for perfection practically guarantees …

Leadership lessons from Legos

The Leadership lessons from legos are that doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, and we are more willing to do more work for less pay when we feel …

Be happier at work now

Many think that success leads to happiness, but research shows our brains work the opposite way round. Here are seven tips to increase our levels of positivity.

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