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The Average Employee Is Best – Yeah Right!

March 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s become commonplace in larger organizations to ensure that employees achieve to a set standard. Maybe it’s that they are even audited to achieve that standard. Perhaps they are sterilized to a particular set of processes. Achievement of what’s set down becomes the target. It’s become the norm to ‘dumb down’ on performance, to get […]

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What Is Management?

March 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Two absolutely necessary things needed for the survival of any organization are leadership and management. While leadership is the ‘quality’, which determines how far a company will go and how successful it will be in the long run, management is the ‘quantity’ that deals with the daily workings and the implementation of current plans that […]

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Making The Difference – Desperate Housewives Style!

March 19, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I’ve found something to write about of value from ‘Desperate Housewives’ – not that I watch it of course – it was on in the other room…honest! Bear with me whilst I set the scene, there is a valid point I’m making somewhere in here! Last night an episode aired in the UK which marked […]

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5 Simple Steps to Better People Management

March 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managing and getting the best from each of your people is a ‘knack’; a ‘trick’ you can learn and pull off. There are many ways. Here are five simple things you can do, this week even, to kick-start your way of making your management skill work best – and still have your people go home […]

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Employee Dissatisfaction – Ten Ways to Really Upset Your People

March 16, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Want some guidelines for how you can definitely get under the skin of your workers? Here are some simple things known to irritate the heck out of them, time after time… If you want engaged, co-operative, motivated and productive staff on your team, this is a not-exhaustive list of things you can constructively do to […]

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Not My Fault!

March 15, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

One of the biggest challenges in life, is where things go wrong. If not quite wrong, then at least not quite to plan. Many people in these situations, whether it be a bigger picture life thing or just the small twists and turns of each of our day-to-day activities, find it much easier to blame […]

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Happiness – To Pursue or Avoid?

March 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a fascinating book about John Wesley Powell,  called “The Last Canyon”, by John Vernon, it explores their early expedition of discovery through the Grand Canyon. And in it there is a small piece of dialogue near the front of the book. In that dialogue, Powell chastises one of his crew about his surliness. The […]

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I Changed My Sandwich Shop

March 11, 2009 | By | 1 Comment

I have a Subway just up the road. I kinda like Subway, though when you have the ‘Sub of the Day’ each week, you sure know when it’s Monday. Still it was a nice walk and a nice Sub, so I did it – till my tipping point, I guess. I guess that came from […]

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys Stink!

March 10, 2009 | By

It’s an easy fix for organizations to churn out the annual or even bi-annual (‘to show we really care’) survey to their people, to assess ’employee satisfaction’. It is a great tactic for the Annual Report. Yet in my opinion, in most cases, it stinks! Once the results are in, they get analyzed at Corporate, […]

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