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Big Idea Challenge winners start Understanding their Leadership Style


Young entrepreneurs can have a wonderful idea, but to make it into a functioning business they need a number of key skills, including leadership. 

As part of the Big Idea Challenge winners’ package, they were invited to take part in a workshop on Understanding their Leadership Style, using psychometric profiling provided by Thomas International run by Ally Maughan, CEO of People Puzzles.

The Big Idea Challenge is an annual business competition hosted by The Accelerator business incubator to discover the best ideas coming out of London Met in three categories: Commercial, Creative and Social Impact. This has been an incredible pipeline for launching successful businesses in previous years and 2015 was no exception.With Student Personal Profiles being provided by Alan Brown at Thomas International, the Accelerator-based business owners were asked to pick characteristics that were most and least like them in the work environment. A short behavioural profiling step later, each entrepreneur got feedback on their working strengths, sales and communication styles, and how to better manage other people.  

Two of the entreperneurs taking part were Dale Reed and Junaid Ghani from Before You Eat, a business which brings a new approach to weight management which uses cognitive and behavioral therapy to deliver impactful results through lifestyle modification. They explain:

“After today I shall be better aware of how best to work with someone, understanding what may drive their personality. If only there was an app for this!” - Dale Reed

"A helpful insight into the direction individuals can take when faced with challenges and how I in my role can aid others in achieving their full potential".  Junaid Ghani

Developing your personal leadership style and understanding how best to communicate with and motivate others is a crucial skill when running a business. Thank you so much to all the entrepreneurs that took part, and to Thomas for providing the profiles!

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Welcome to People Puzzles

There is a strong link between good people management and profit. Having the right people in place and working together effectively helps your business to grow and become more successful. Not always easy to achieve, it can divert you from what you do best – running your business or organisation.

That’s when clients turn to People Puzzles. We offer a completely flexible HR service delivered by a Team with real depth of knowledge and a very wide range of HR specialisms. Managing people to improve results is what we are good at. We work flexibly as part of your team to find straightforward solutions to your people puzzles both strategic and operational.

If HR issues are taking up too much of your time and not getting the results you want, talk to People Puzzles. We’ll quickly get involved in your business providing practical support on strategic and operational HR issues to deliver measureable impact.

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your people puzzles

The top 3 problems our clients are facing...
1. My exec team aren’t all pulling in the same direction
2. I don’t know what my employees are doing with their time
3. We’re struggling to succeed in the current climate

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Our team

Ally Maughan started People Puzzles in 2010 because she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth. Four years later, People Puzzles has a Team of experienced, HR professionals hand-picked for their proven ability to increase revenue and reduce costs.

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We work with businesses that know they should be more successful but are being held back by their people puzzles. Our aim is to create a positive working environment where everyone pulls in the same direction to achieve good results, efficiency and profit...

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Success stories

At People Puzzles we are proud of our reputation for helping businesses to grow and become more successful.

We recognise that it's always more interesting to read about how other businesses like yours have successfully taken on their HR challenges so have included here a selection of our Success Stories.

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