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?
Have you come across the multitude of hidden talent in the organisations you work for? Question is, how do you nurture this hidden talent, given that most never gain the credit they fully deserve? In this article, I discuss the methods that have successfully worked for me.
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?
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?
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.
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 [...]
Have ever heard parents discussing the idea of having and ideal role model for their children? Of course all parents want the best for their children. Similarly during our own careers we have all sought out role models, beit indirectly or directly. In most cases, most will have followed a role model without actually realising [...]
As a new leader, do you remember the last time you were promoted to a management level? Individuals who used to be at your peer group level, are now accountable to you. How did you react to that change, and how did your former colleagues respond to you?
Many organisations and businesses continue to look for more cost effective resourcing methods, with outsourcing being one of the most popular utilised. However, do you know how many organisations mis-manage outsourcers with extremely expensive results.