Leadership – The Blog

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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What difference does it make?

  Do your people know the difference they make and how they contribute to your company goals and objectives?     Is it really necessary for people to know how their goals fit into the big picture? If so, why? … Continue reading


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You need to have more meetings

  Here’s an interesting thought – do you need to have more meetings? Usually people on my workshops complain they have too many meetings. In fact during more than 20 years of running workshops and courses on Time Management and … Continue reading


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Are you just keeping your people busy?

  I had a great question from a Grapevine reader this week. So here, with her kind permission, is the question:   “I have a team of 6, 4 of which seem really busy 2 not so much. They do … Continue reading


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Do you believe that people can change?

  Do you think that people can learn new skills?  So do I. I wouldn’t be in this job if I didn’t.     Sometimes dealing with poor performance can be really hard. You know the situation – you have … Continue reading


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Desmond Tutu’s message

  It has been a very long time ambition of mine to hear Desmond Tutu speak. Yesterday I was privileged enough to be able to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey. I could scarcely believe my … Continue reading


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Top 10 recruitment and hiring mistakes

  Have you ever hired the wrong person? I certainly have.   This week I have a video for you from someone I work with very closely, Dave Nicol, a Scottish vet based in Australia.   I’ve been working with … Continue reading


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What’s a Handbag got to do with Objectives?

  Here’s a story of how an employee’s bad (non SMART) objectives led to me losing a very nice handbag.   It’s a story of the consequences of badly-written objectives for your customers and for you.   Many years ago … Continue reading


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