Do people really like to change? People like stability, don’t they? Are we asking the right questions, and do we seek to understand the systemic issues that arise through lack of positive change?
In the organisations you have worked for, have you experienced the staff who raise objections, yet rarely come up with any feasible solutions or options to a specific work based problem?
How many times as leaders, have we had tasks or projects given to us – only to see the detail of the work prescribed to us? In most cases, the tasks may well be delivered late or does not meet the original objective. Does this sound familiar to you?
Having worked in the corporate world for most of my career, and come across all walks of life and personalities, its clear that the indecisive nature of leaders has a huge part to play in the levels of success they might have had otherwise. How many times have you come across indecisive leadership?
From time to time we have all had to deal with negative feedback. In most cases, this usually sends us all into a negative spiral. Thoughts of how you will negatively retort and how to gain one upmanship automatically spring to mind.
In todays economic climate most businesses are trying to extract as much value from their staff then ever before. Classic quotes like, “We must achieve more with less” usually spring up in management meetings. In a lot of cases most staff and managers will have taken a dim view and more than likely brushed those [...]
In todays austere economy, you will have noticed that most organisation focus on getting a handle on their cost base. Clearly this is stating the obvious. Where do you think most organisations cut costs from?
Have you ever received or given feedback to anyone in your circle? Was the level of feedback perceived to be constructive and positive? What were the reactions of all the parties involved?
Throughout our own careers, not doubt many of you have contemplated moving to new roles. Questions like when is the right time typically arise. And in most people quite a lot of emotion gets in the way. What challenges did you face, when deciding to quit your current role?
One of the most amazing things in the world is the sight of a child growing up. Seeing them take their first steps, to the first time they can freely swim, to their first sports match. Clearly along life’s journey these children will have fallen over on many occasions, only to get up and try [...]