Category: Employee Development

Delegation – To Whom? When?

February 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In a recent interview, Ron Dennis of the McLaren Formula 1 team said, “I’m the executive chairman, but if I delegate a role, I’ll step away & let that person get on with it”. When we lead and manage teams, we cannot stand alone and do it all by ourselves on our own. Our role […]

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Effective Change Management Comes Fully Inclusive

February 14, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change can be a very uncomfortable place to be. Particularly for employees, there are many times where imposed change can make them feel powerless, out of control and ultimately, this causes fear, resentment and lots of other negative emotions. There is a way to make them feel much better and keep onside the positive asset […]

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Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

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The Purpose of Team

February 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

‘No man is an island’, or so said John Donne back in the early 17th century. Never more relevant than today. Never more relevant than in the field of business, a team is the vital component to deliver success. Whilst there is a value in quality management – or we would not need managers at […]

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Valuing the The Curiosity of Employees

December 4, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

How do children learn? It is, after all, something we all have to do – and the formative years of kids are fascinating to observe. Children learn be experiencing new things. By having the freedom – whilst being protected by their carers as much as possible from harm – to explore anything and everything in […]

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Leading Others? Give Feedback!

November 22, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Ironically, it often feels easier not to give feedback. For most people, whatever their role, the concern with what can be seen to be a confrontation is so much easier to delay, prevaricate with and – in many cases – simply put off altogether. And that makes matters worse, almost every time. Here are three […]

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My Team Is Famous For…

November 15, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Getting great people to be in the team is one of the most rewarding tactics to help managers deliver the results demanded of them. Yet these ‘great people’ as employees can be so hard to find. Some managers have found the key to unlock creating a successful team, by ensuring that they get well known […]

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Making Those Tough Decisions

November 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As they say ‘the buck stops here’. For managers, there is nowhere to run when it’s time to make the hardest of decisions. And they need look no further for the biggest challenges they will face than with the personnel they have in their teams. Most often when decisions need to be made, as long […]

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Losing Your Best Players

October 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Working with a client this week, I came across one of those situations where a manager’s emotions can get confused. I recall a training video where the manager concerned feels that if he develops his people enough, then they might be good enough to, well, get promoted and then they would leave him. And his […]

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Building on Strengths

October 11, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

Most performance management systems for in larger corporates (and many smaller ones nowadays) these days focus on improving individual outputs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The goal seems to be to up the average returns that each employee makes and inevitably this often has a focus on making areas of underperformance better. Not much […]

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