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?
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?
Throughout our careers, as leaders we have all had to deliver performance reviews. How often have you felt that staff have valued the performance review process?
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 [...]
What type of manager or leader would you classify yourself as? Commander, Dictator, Entrepreneur? Have you ever been in a situation, where you’ve had to drive a task or project to success and found a number of walls in the way?
Today I read an interesting article about a supermarket checkout attendant who refused to serve a customer until they finished their all important mobile call. Of course, whilst I initially laughed this off as a joke, reality hit home for me. I remember some years ago being out with a good friend of mine Andrew [...]
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 biggest commodities that organisations have are the very people they employ. Do you wonder why the investment in staff education has almost ground to halt in the current climate we live in? After all, without people there would be no business.