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Personnel Problems and the Tasmanian Tiger

  We went to Australia in March and while we were there, we went to visit the fabulous Jewel Cave near Margaret River.   The tour guide was particularly well informed and skilled at making the whole visit extremely interesting … 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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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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Working from home – does it work?

  Do you sacrifice speed and quality when you work from home?   Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new chief has told their employees that they can no longer work from home according to a number of reports. One of the reasons … Continue reading


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How do you spot poorly performing managers?

  How do you measure poor performance in managers?   If you have ever worked for a poorly skilled manager you know it. You don’t need anyone to tell you. Especially if you have also worked for a really good … Continue reading


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Should a Pope Resign?

    I was very interested to learn that the pope had resigned this week. It’s 600 years since a pope did this. But is Pope Benedict XVI really the first pope who should have resigned in 600 years?   … Continue reading


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What is the difference between objectives and KPIs?

A Grapevine reader sent in a question asking what the difference is between objectives, goals (or aims) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is.   This is a common question, so here is an answer for you, in case have been … Continue reading


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