Leaderhip skills – The Blog

What should you do when you have a performance issue with a team member?

  Poor Performance Jim came on one of my Leadership Skills training courses. He came across as a lovely, kind manager. He had a difficult situation to deal with. He recounted a horror story to us of a feckless and … Continue reading


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When poor performance is really poor management

    Imagine the scenario- you recruit a new person into your team and a couple of months later he or she is still not performing.     What do you do?     That was the situation faced by … Continue reading


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Overselling the job

    I was interviewing a candidate for a reception post a few weeks ago. He was an excellent candidate. However, he was very surprised to discover that the post was part time.     I immediately assumed that I … Continue reading


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Get rid of tasks you don’t like

  Years ago, at a time when I was particularly busy and had to take on a new project, I needed to delegate as much as I could.   I drew up a list of all the things I was … Continue reading


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How do you measure success? – A tip for your objectives in 2014

  The sale of Royal Mail Evan Davis, presenter on the Today Program, BBC Radio 4, interviewed Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise about the recent sale of Royal Mail. Evan was concerned about the fact that the share … Continue reading


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Get your 2014 objectives right

    Getting your objectives right is a great way to start off a new year.     People often have good intentions when they set objectives, but then fall into some of the easy traps that make objectives useless … Continue reading


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Taking Risks at Christmas

  Did you know that taking risks improves performance? And did you also know that creativity improves when you have a clear objective and need (“Necessity is the mother of invention” they say).     Here’s a little festive tale … Continue reading


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How can you trust your people when you are not there?

  We only speak to customers   I was trying to get a price for my car this week, so I called a company well known for buying and selling used cars. In fact we bought our daughter’s car there. … Continue reading


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