Paul Harris, CEO

Welcome to the Real Success website.

Real Success Ltd is based upon the principle that your people are our business.  Our mission is to help businesses and organisations to apply some science and practice to the art of managing people.  Our approach helps you find the right people for your organisation, to then retain them and eventually develop them into your leaders of the future.  It’s based on our four pillars which are:-

Recruit-Engage-Align-Lead

All our work falls under one of these four pillars so take a look around our website or just get in touch, and we’ll have a chat to see how we can help.

 

How can we help?

Recruit

One of the most expensive, time consuming and stressful parts of running a business is when a key recruitment turns out badly.  Or maybe you’ve had a role that you’ve been trying to fill and you simply can’t seem to attract the right sort of candidate?

Real Success isn’t a recruitment company. Instead, we work with you to help you understand exactly why you’re recruiting, what the job your recruiting for entails and the type of person you need that will not only fulfill the role, but will also work effectively with you and your team.  Through the unique VITA Profiling system, we help you clearly identify those candidates that are more likely to fit your requirements and then help you interview effectively.  We can help with contracts, references and even advertising.  It’s a sort of HR Manager meets Recruitment Consultancy combo and it works.   Click on the Recruit page to find out more.

Engage

How do you plan to keep your best people?

‘Poor communication’ is cited by many who leave an employer as the reason for them finding somewhere else to work.  We’ll show you how communication is the foundation stone and why you’re probably only connecting with 25% of the people that work with you.  Click on the Engage page to find out more.

Align

You may have people in your team that have the skills and knowledge that you need.  And they may even have a positive attitude.  But what happens when they disagree with your plans or direction for the business?  Or maybe they don’t share your values?  This can be very dangerous  to the long term sustainability of your business or organisation.  So how can you ensure your team are aligned behind you?

We will help you develop protocols and management processes, including robust review systems that ensure you identify areas for development, possible conflicts and also bring your team closer to your vision.  Click on the Align page to find out more.

Lead

The future always belongs to the next generation.  This applies to your business or organisation too and it’s essential that your people are constantly developing – not only for the sustainability of the business but for their own personal growth.  Members of your team that aren’t growing may get demotivated and look elsewhere.  So it’s vital to develop self-leadership (the self generated desire to grow) alongside practical leadership qualities and skills.

Our approach is deeply rooted in building communication skills alongside developing high levels of emotional intelligence.  Leadership is not just about knowing more than your team – it’s about developing rounded, capable and talented people that can take your business to the next level.  Click on the Lead page to find out more.

Summary

Real Success do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach. We believe every situation, organisation, team and individual is different and as such, deserves an individual solution. So we’ll ask you plenty of questions before we can tell you how and if, we can help. It might be a little different, but it’s Real.

We specialise in helping family businesses and have worked extensively in the Agricultural Sector – so check out the specific pages for Farming and Agriculture and the Family Business Practice.

Go to our contact page to get in touch or take a look around our website to see what we do.

Paul has been working with our business for over 2 years.  What began as some training workshops to help our leadership team is now a regular coaching and consulting service across broad areas of our business.  Working with our farm unit managers, Paul has introduced leadership and management skills and we have seem vast improvements in our recruitment policy, staff retention and associated costs.  Working with our other business units, Paul has also assisted the leadership with managing significant changes in our business structure and also led a number of new initiatives designed to improve our communication and cross functional abilities.  I am delighted that Paul remains part of our team of consultants and with the impact his work has made to our bottom line.

Geoff Sayers

Business Owner, The Sayers Group

I’m delighted with the positive impact Paul’s work has had on our entire staff and volunteer teams.  As an organisation we’re communicating more clearly with each other and our effectiveness has improved at all levels.

Alan Fraser

CEO, YMCA Birmingham

Working with Paul, we found the experience was complete, personable, honest and open with copious amounts of learning not just about the business and its direction but also about us as individuals.

Helen Partridge

Owner, Inspire Property Management