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Newsletter March 2024. Don't leave teamwork to chance

Newsletter March 2024

Don’t leave teamwork to chance In this month’s newsletter we’re taking a more practical approach. We’ll show how using a really simple exercise can unlock a bit of magic to…
Building a Powerhouse Sales Team - Andy Wills

Building a Powerhouse Sales Team

How Dynatrace Build Powerhouse Sales Teams with Andy Wills, EMEA Sales Enablement Director When a business has all the ingredients to be successful, what will supercharge it to drive sustainable…
Newsletter February 2024 Customer Centricity

Newsletter February 2024

Aligning Corporate and Field for Customer Centricity Welcome to our TeamX™ newsletter. This month we’re drawing on the insights gleaned from two recent podcast episodes offering a view for building…
The Era of Team Experience blog by Pippa Hutchinson

The Era of Team Experience

Blog by Pippa Hutchinson, Amplifier and Consultant The Era of Team Experience In an era of Customer Experience, User Experience, and Employee Experience, it’s time to focus on Team Experience.…
Newsletter January 2024

Newsletter January 2024

Why is accountability so hard to achieve? It feels great to be starting the year off talking about the importance of accountability. Why have we chosen it? Well, that’s a…
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Get Amplified Top 10 Episodes

The Get Amplified podcast launched four years ago. With 13,000 downloads across 79 episodes, we love sharing stories from inspiring tech industry leaders. ​ Here’s the Get Amplified top 10…
Building High Performance Teams blog by Andy Bryars

Scaling high performance teams

Guest blog by Andy Bryars, Customer Success Leader Executive Summary The purpose of this essay on scaling high performance teams is to share an approach which lends itself to motivating…
Newsletter December 2023

Newsletter December 2023

Welcome to our TeamX™ Newsletter for December 2023. As we reach the end of the year, we’ve provided a quick round up with some resources that you might find useful. Experiencing…
Get Amplified podcast with Ben Pearce

Elevating Tech Skills with the Human Approach

Join our Masterclass with Ben Pearce on Elevating Tech Skills with the Human Approach In this highly engaging Get Amplified conversation with Ben Pearce, founder of Elevated You, we learn…
Newsletter November 2023 Simplicity wins

Newsletter November 2023

Simplicity wins This newsletter is about simplicity so we’re deliberately keeping it simple. When we talk to the teams we work with, everyone aspires to the same thing – being…
Women at Tech - Power of Teaming

Women at Tech – Power of Teaming

Leading a ‘Power of Teaming’ Session at Women at Tech There are moments in your career that you feel like you need to pinch yourself. Being asked to lead a…
Get Amplified podcast with Mark Murphy, Cisco - Inclusive leadership

The Art of Inclusive Leadership

Using Our Elbows … The Art of Inclusive Leadership with Mark Murphy, Director Global Partner Marketing at Cisco  How do we make space in our work life for everyone to…
10 ways to deal with stress sketchnote by Hayley Lewis

Stress: One size does not fit all

Stress: One size does not fit all Do you ever feel like your stress is managing you rather than the other way around? Get ready to flip the script with…
Amplified Group Newsletter October 2023

Newsletter October 2023

Join us on a TeamX™ Adventure – Newsletter October 2023 Lack of clarity slows you down What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. If you want people…
TeamX Ambassador Tony Roberts

TeamX™ Ambassador Tony Roberts

TeamX™ Ambassador awarded to Tony Roberts, Customer Success Regional Manager EMEA, at Okta Congratulations to Tony Roberts for achieving the TeamX™ Ambassador award. Tony is a shining example of what it means to…
Amplified Group turns 6!

Amplified Group Turns Six!

The Amplified Group turns six this month We’ve been so busy we almost forgot to pause and celebrate our 6th birthday! ​ It’s been another great year. Our client partnerships…
Newsletter June 2023 Trust

Newsletter June 2023

Join us on a TeamX™ Adventure – Newsletter June 2023 Why is trust needed in a team? There has been much research on this topic and a good place to…
Team Formula for Success

Team Formula for Success

Discover the team formula for success People not products are the most important asset in tech today. When you work well together, your team executes at speed and you win the time-based competition. You…
Does your teams purpose inspire you

Newsletter May 2023

Join us on a TeamX™ Adventure – Newsletter May 2023 Does your team’s purpose inspire you? Welcome to our May newsletter. This month we are springing into action, making our…
How engaged is your team?

How engaged is your team?

When our team interactions are virtual, it can be difficult to build relationships.​ How engaged is your team? If team engagement is low, the people and the business are affected.…
Cisco Podcast - Be a Role Model

Cisco Podcast – Be a Role Model

Building the Skills Bridge – Cisco Podcast Episode 10: Be a Role Model We’re excited to share a brand new podcast from Cisco “Building The Skills Bridge” produced in partnership with the women of…
Newsletter How Strong is Your Team?

Newsletter April 2023

Join us on a TeamX™ Adventure – Newsletter April 2023 How strong is your team? What better way to start our first newsletter than to pull together some tips from…
Book Recommendation for Change Management

Book Recommendation for Change Management

Podcast Guest – Book Recommendation ‘Switch’ One of things we love when speaking with tech industry leaders on the Get Amplified podcast is discovering new practical business books. In our…
Popular Business Podcast Episodes 2022

Popular Business Podcast Episodes 2022

Top Episodes from Popular Business Podcast Get Amplified in 2022 It’s here! The 2022 back track of the most downloaded episodes of the Get Amplified business podcast. Listen to leaders…
The Leaders Council Podcast

The Leaders Council Podcast with Vicky Reddington

The Leaders Council Podcast – In Conversation with Vicky Reddington, Co-founder of Amplified Group Welcome to the Podcast Scott Challinor welcomes our co-founder Vicky Reddington on to the Leaders Council…
In Conversation with Geoffrey Moore

In Conversation with Geoffrey Moore

This time last year we were in conversation with Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author of the popular business books Crossing the Chasm and Zone to Win, and founder of Chasm Group.…
Move over Great Attrition, Bring on Great Engagement Get Amplified podcast

Time for great team engagement

It’s Time for Great Team Engagement I think it’s fair to say we’re all feeling the pressure. With new hire time to productivity on one side and a looming recession on the…
Rainbow Thinking utilising DiSC

Rainbow Thinking utilising DiSC

Guest blog by Tim Hearn, Skylark Development and Amplifier. A series of blogs to try and capture some of the useful aspects of DiSC® and anecdotes which may help sales…
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Congratulations to our first Amplified TeamX Ambassador

We are excited to announce Jamie McDonnell, Customer Success Regional Manager, at Okta has achieved our Amplified TeamX™ Ambassador award. ​ Great team experience – TeamX™ – not only propels the business forward but helps people enjoy work, feel fulfilled, and…
Why I don't like the word strategy

Why I don’t like the word Strategy

Guest blog from Business Advisor & Amplifier, Pippa Hutchinson Misused and misunderstood Why I don’t like the word Strategy! I would safely bet that if I asked ten different people…
What's holding your team back?

What’s holding your team back?

If you could fix anything within your team, what would it be? Results from over 40 Team Speed Checks in the last 12 months show tech organisations on average baseline…
The Art of Simplicity

The Art of Simplicity

We are so lucky to have Pippa Hutchinson on our team here at the Amplified Group. We’ve delved into our podcast archive to listen to our conversation from December 2020.…
Recommended Reading from Get Amplified Podcast

Recommended Reading from Get Amplified Podcast

On our #GetAmplified podcast we ask each of our guests for a book recommendation. It’s been wonderful to be introduced to such thought provoking books – we’re slowly working our way through them! Recommended Reading from Get…

The Language of Trust

Guest blog by Paul Russell, Amplifier Have you found that when a leader stands up and speaks about trust the reaction is not always as warm as first thought? I…
Amplified Group turns five!

Amplified Group Turns Five!

The Amplified Group turns five this month! ​The last year has flown by – here’s a quick snapshot. The team is growing We’re delighted to welcome five new Amplifiers to the team bringing…

Do partners have a role in SaaS?

In conversation with Denise Sangster, CEO at Global Touch Listen to the podcast here. Denise Sangster is recognised in the top 10 most influential women in tech. Working as CEO of Global…

The Joy of Home Grown Talent

Sam Mudd, MD of Phoenix Software, shares with us just how important it is to get the culture right, to create the caring and trusting environment with clear purpose and vision…

Welcome Tim Hearn!

Our team is growing! We’re excited to announce that Tim Hearn has joined our growing team of Amplifiers, bringing a huge amount of tech industry experience coupled with fun and energy…
fake it til you make it?

Should you “Fake it ‘til you make it?”

Great question! This was just one of the brilliant questions at the Association for Project Management event yesterday following our founder, Vicky Reddington‘s presentation on ‘Turning Imposter Syndrome into my Super…

Painkillers or Pilates?

It was Friday 27th May 1994, there was an air of optimism as the UK started to wind down for a sunny bank holiday weekend. I had just nipped out…
Team Jigsaw

What makes an effective team at Google?

Have you wondered what are the most important attributes to building an effective team? According to the re:Work Google report, code-named Project Aristotle, the top dynamic of an effective team…

How Okta are Winning the War on Talent

We’re delighted to share a customer success story with you! The Okta Customer Success team has been with us since the early days of the Amplified Group. It has been…

Happiness = Personal Growth = Business Growth

In conversation with Darren Thayre – Head of Innovation, Global Strategic Initiatives, Google | Advisor to G20 | Professor of Digital Innovation What a treat you are in for!  Darren…

We have gone transatlantic!

Twenty four years ago, I first made the trip to Miami to attend Citrix Thinnergy. Back then I thought it was going to be the highlight of my career! I…
Crisis of Prioritisation

A Crisis of Prioritisation

Our Tech Leader Survey Report found that competing priorities is the number one risk faced by tech organisations. ​ This is not new. Geoffrey Moore talked about the crisis of prioritisation in 2015,​​​…

How to avoid the era of “I QUIT”

The last couple of years have been a whirlwind of unpredictability and some could be thinking “What is my purpose?”, “Am I really happy?”, “I only have one life”.
Everyone should have a Mentor

Everyone should have a Mentor

We are often asked what the difference is between a coach and a mentor. Yvonne Matzk, Leadership and Channel coach, joins Sam and Vic to share why she has become…
Amplified Group Highlights the Top Threat Affecting Tech Organisations

Tech Leader Survey Report 2022

The results are in! We’re excited to share the findings from our Tech Leader Survey of 400 industry leaders. The purpose of the survey was to understand the true state…
Meeting frustration

Stuck with meeting frustration?

Are you stuck with meeting frustration? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the way meetings are run. We’ve all experienced bad meetings. If you’re stuck with meeting…
Flipping the Script on Customer Advocacy

Flipping the Script on Customer Advocacy

With many years’ experience in Customer Advocacy on her side, it was a pleasure to learn from Polly, and hear thought provoking ideas on how to get the best results…
Set Yourself up for Success in 2022 v2

Set Yourself up for Success

We all know that we need to be a little kinder to ourselves and Hayley provides some insightful learnings and tips to nudge us along.

Get Amplified Hits the Business Podcast Charts

What a great start to 2022! Our Get Amplified Hits the Business Podcast Charts. Selected as one of the 60 Best Business Podcasts to Listen to in 2022. ​ Our Get Amplified…

Get Aligned with the Six Critical Questions

These six critical questions should be answered individually so that the answers can be compiled to identify any gaps that the Leadership team, or in fact any team, need to…
The Importance of a Great Team Experience

The Importance of a Great Team Experience

. Find out why Vicky Reddington is so passionate about great team experience and why we do what we do at the Amplified Group Vicky, tell us a bit about…
A virtual hug to all our clients

A virtual hug to all our clients

As a small business, having the support of our clients is more important than ever. This week I ran an e-workshop session with a client’s HR team, representatives from China,…
New Get Amplified podcast available

New Get Amplified podcast available

Pick a Lane & Stick to It – How to Build and Maintain a High Trust Culture Vice President of HR Verena Sunday talks about how to build and maintain…
Meet #fivebehaviors

Meet #fivebehaviors

Get to know the magic of the Five Behaviors® of a Team #MeetThe5Bs! The Five Behaviors is a methodology that is proven to truly unite teams. It starts by building…

S&P index, staggering figures from McKinsey

At the Amplified Group we recently updated our website starting with what we believe. That is, for organisations to thrive in today’s fast-paced world they need to have a high…

Jonathan Alexander joins our trusted advisers

It is said that if you surround yourself with trustworthy, knowledgeable and inspirational people you will absorb it.  Well, aren’t we lucky! The Amplified Group are delighted to announce today…

Illumia Consulting Group Forms European Alliance

Chicago, IL – Illumia Consulting Group today announced a strategic alliance with Amplified Group expanding reach across both Europe and North America markets. Illumia’s Managing Partner, Sanel Kostic, said: “We…

AOC Aliancys HR Team – A Team with Trust

Five Behaviors® Client Workshop We love what we do! We were back in Switzerland recently to run a Five Behaviors® client workshop session. The HR team we worked with defines…
Setting the Tone from the Top

Setting the Tone from the Top

Amplified Group appear in the 2019 September issue of InTouch with Business Read the full article here (pages 46-47) This article validates what we do starting in the boardroom and…

Customer Success Story – a woohoo moment

At the Amplified Group we love our Customer Success ‘’woohoo’’ moments. Recently, we had another big ‘woohoo’ moment.  We are delighted to share our latest case study with Avanite Ltd.…

Magic or a great methodology?

Last week, we ran a workshop for a Tech Unicorn growing at such a rate, they can’t recruit fast enough. They currently have a great culture, and have the foresight…
Inspiring a new generation of leaders

Inspiring a new generation of leaders

This is a great article by Patrick Lencioni: 3 Things Graduates Need to Know | LinkedIn. Inspiring a new generation of leaders is so rewarding and such a privilege! The…

The best kept secret starting with Trust

The best kept secret, is the Five Behaviors® of a team methodology used by 78 of the Fortune 100. Why isn’t everyone implementing this to unite their teams? If people…
Its all about collective results

Its all about collective results

At the end of the day, business is all about collective results. How sustainable are your results ? Are you ready to combat the threats from the next disruptor? With…

Let’s Talk Accountability – Part of the 5B’s

Introducing the fourth element of the Five Behaviors® – Accountability. When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.…
Introducing Commitment - Part of the 5B's

Introducing Commitment – Part of the 5B’s

If you ‘weigh-in’ to ‘buy-in’ you are much more likely to commit to a decision. Introducing Commitment, part of the 5B’s, The Five Behaviors® of a Team. “Commitment is a…
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Avanite Limited Mentioned in Business Live

Great to see Avanite Limited mentioned in Business Live this week. “Companies such as Avanite can make Warrington the ultimate modern economy and it’s hugely encouraging to see their own…

Lewis Gee joins us as an Advisor

We’re delighted that Lewis Gee is supporting the Amplified Group as a Consulting Adviser. With his expertise and skills across major tech companies we continue to go from strength to strength. Over…
Next Meeting this Way

Next meeting THIS way

We talk a lot about Patrick Lencioni. If you aren’t familiar with his work around team management, we recommend reading ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’. ​ It’s Patrick’s clear and simple…

First Workshop just needed more Elephants!

The Amplified Group has just finished our first workshop. To say we achieved job satisfaction like we never had before would be an understatement! The Five Behaviors® in action It was…
Executive coaching vs Team

Executive Coaching vs Team Coaching

Why is there so much focus on executive coaching vs team coaching? The real challenge is ensuring that the team is pulling in the same direction and delivering win after…

Launching today!

I’m excited to announce, launching today, our new consulting business the Amplified Group.     The business is based on our passion of getting people to work together to deliver extraordinary…

Introducing the Operating System for Teams

Recently walking past the local health food shop there was a sign outside saying, “72% of people are stressed at work.” Now logic would suggest that most people are more…
Get rid of office politics once and for all

Get rid of office politics once and for all

Politics in business can be both positive and negative. I have certainly experienced both! Positive politics can help you personally to work up the leadership ladder, campaigning for votes, rallying…
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