Most organisations are currently reviewing annual budgets for the next financial year. Having been first party to a number of budget reviews over my own career, what is clear – the concept of budgeting has certainly remained true to its very nature of keeping costs under control. How many of you out there have had [...]
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?
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 [...]
Have you ever committed to a task or taken some action after being asked to deliver a result? Was there ever a time when you asked for a task to be completed or called in a favour? How did you react, when your requests were not delivered to an agreed deliverable?
Has there been a time, where your line manager or mentor has taken you aside to give you the tricks of the trade, and show you how to accelerate your career in more subtle ways? One suspects in most cases, most managers are caught up in their own worlds, as their primary focus has been [...]