By |21st March 2019|Categories: Business Development and Support, Change Consulting, Change Management, Connect & Learn Events, Education and Training, Performing your best|Tags: , , |

We are currently offering you and a colleague an opportunity to receive two hours skills development in Problem Solving Techniques free of charge.

Do you have business challenges? e.g. equipment failure, shortages of materials, delays in Supply Chains, deficiencies in processes, procedures or products and services, or anything else.

Learn the seven stages of Problem Solving and get started on a current live issue.

We show you techniques to tackle any issue. No business problem or challenge is out of scope.

Are you interested in this free learning?  Then you can act now.

Telephone 0345 241 5323 and ask for Phil, or email info@guidedotyou.co.uk

Subject to the following terms and conditions.

– Business must be based in Lancashire, Greater Manchester or Merseyside.
– Limited to two people. Extra delegates incur a £50 per person charge.
– Training delivered at your place of work, or organise an alternative venue at your expense.
– Limited dates available between mid April and mid June, subject to trainer availability.
– Please organise the refreshments.

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Academic Ian Tomlinson speaks to business leaders at Blackpool Business Expo 2017

By |25th November 2017|Categories: Change Consulting, Change Management, Education and Training, Performing your best|Tags: , , , , , |

Our latest guest blogger is Ian Tomlinson, an academic programme leader for UCFB, the first higher education institution in the world dedicated to the delivery of degrees in the football, sport and events industries.


With his background in sport and education, UCFB academic Ian Tomlinson was recently asked to speak at the Blackpool Business Expo 2017 as part of GuideDotYou’s “Protect Your Recruitment Investment With Employee Attachment” seminar. Ian was asked to present his ideas on the differences in employee attachment of sports individuals and those in the corporate sector…


Employee attachment typically gives an organisation a 120-day window to create a strong “bond” between themselves and a new employee, and act as the foundation for future trust and engagement.

That “trust” is built upon 20 drivers of attachment – developed by shc Bond. These drivers, such as orientation (where the kettle is in the office); performance objectives (setting clear goals for the individual and their team); and systems and processes (how to log an issue with the IT team), must be right at the beginning of an employee’s time with a company to maximise the individual’s potential in the workplace.

Simply put, within sport the attachment period is significantly shorter. This statement can be clearly defined using the framework of the thoughts of former Australian rower Bo Hanson, who now runs Athlete Assessments – a company that works with sports teams and organisations to develop athlete-centred coaching structures.

I adapted the framework first introduced by Hanson, who has previously set out eight clear lessons on employee attachment in sport and the subtle differences between that and the corporate world. Though core feelings resonate in both sectors – security, trust, acceptance, belonging – the added emotional attachment of being a leader or coach of a sports team eventually separates the two.

I explained how the same points identified can be used in non-traditional employee/employer relationships – e.g. associates, short contracts and secondments. The attendees also had the opportunity to raise questions around specific issues through an engaging Q&A session.

Find out more about UCFB academic Ian Tomlinson.

Photo by Peter Jefferson of Visionistic Photography.

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Phil Parramore, Business Advisor at GuideDotYou Change Solutions, presenting first prize to Darecca Stainforth, of Dazarocks, at Fashion Fiesta 2016


GuideDotYou’s recent presentation about a Business Reality Check provided significant pointers to Legacy Sport about what we needed to focus on more as we entered our next phase of growth.

Phil is very professional in his contracting and delivery approach. He worked in partnership with us to consider our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and used these as context to help us identify the vital few goals that will help project our business forwards….. I have been delighted with the advice and service we have received and will recommend Phil’s services to Management Boards that recognise they need to improve their business growth strategies, focus and direction.

Shaun Fox, Managing Director, Legacy Sport – PE, Sport & Health

I commissioned Phil to deliver project start up workshops to a number of Audi Heads of Business facing site relocations and refurbishment. One (of the operational managers) told me: ‘I really enjoyed the project management consultancy day with Phil. There was a lot of really useful content. We talked about environmental issues, procedure and policy, all of which I hadn’t done before. It was brilliant!…. I really valued the time we spent together…..’

I personally spent time with Phil to ensure his workshops would add significant value to the client. I have not been disappointed and would recommend Phil’s Project Management workshops to Operations Managers facing the significant challenges of starting a project well.”

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