About Jane Sparrow
Jane is passionate about enabling others to perform at their best to achieve both organisational and personal goals and has worked with businesses across the world, including Centrica, Edinburgh Napier University, UKTV, Sony and Lane Crawford, to create high performance cultures. Author of ‘The Culture Builders: Leadership Strategies for Employee Performance’ Jane is also an expert facilitator, performance coach, impactful speaker, keen skier, book club gatecrasher and wannabe chef.
Every human being has a fundamental need to feel valued. Feeling that we have value goes part way to building a sense of purpose in life. Without a purpose, it’s very difficult to find motivation. It’s certainly hard to be engaged in anything if we don’t feel valued by those around us. As a leader or manager, if you behave in a way that values others, you’ll unlock amazing engagement and performance levels and people will do things you never imagined possible.
Article by 14 March 2019
Four years ago, almost to the day, I was sat in a cafe with the President of a global consulting firm. He had his book open and a picture of a battery in black sketched ink existed with some shading in. I stopped and asked him what it was all about and he explained.
Article by 31 October 2018
Storytelling is a great way to engage people and can help change behaviour in ways that dry, rational messages just can’t.
Whilst imaginative storytelling with our children is the most natural thing in the world, this notion often gets lost in the corporate environment.
Article by 1 March 2018
The modern workplace has become complex, volatile and unpredictable. The skills needed for great leadership have dramatically changed and include intelligent behaviours, adaptive thinking and emotional intelligence. However, the methods being used to develop our leaders have not really changed at all.
Article by 18 November 2017
We can also find incredible human performances much closer to home in our everyday lives. The marathon runner raising thousands for charity, the next door neighbour growing a successful business or our colleague at work getting promotion after promotion and still managing to be a nice guy!
Article by 10 November 2017
2016 was only the pebble dropping into the pond. 2017...18...19 will be the ripples that we need to contend with, with much yet unknown and no doubt, many more surprises to come. All we know is that change is constant.
Article by 8 June 2017
These days it's less 'business as usual' and more 'change as usual' as our corporate environments (and world!) are in a constant state of flux. It means that change management itself is almost a dying trade being rapidly replaced by schools of thought around change leadership, agility and collaboration.
Article by 14 February 2017
For most of us, appraisals are done, 2016 bonuses and/or promotions agreed and we’re marching headfirst into the business priorities of 2017.
Article by 26 January 2017
Some of the best feedback I’ve received was early in my career and although it was certainly ‘tough love’, I ... View Article
Article by 15 November 2016
On Valentine’s Day, a customer service manager at Coloplast, a global medical products and services company, asked his team to ... View Article
Article by 7 September 2016