Tag: Employee Development

Key Benefits Of Giving Feedback – For Everyone

January 17, 2010 | By

When we hear those dreaded words ‘Would you like some feedback?’, it can drive fear through our hearts. Yet there are definite benefits to gain, once it’s a tactic that everyone gets used to… Through learning how well we do and where we can get better, in a culture that is supportive and encouraging, the […]

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Workplace Relationships – Finding the Right Balance

January 7, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In any employment situation, the relationship between managers and their people will be fundamental in the success of the team. Yet there are a number of differing types of relationships where the work needs to be done. In essence, there are three basic relationships that a manager has to have with those they manage. Whilst […]

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When Employees Doing Their Best Is Good Enough

December 13, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managers always want the best from their people and that means that they expect them to deliver results to the criteria agreed. Where their people fail to show up with the outcomes they want, that can mean that failure is so often the only way to describe what happened. Savvy managers understand that when things […]

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s The Way That You Say It

April 19, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

“OK, so what’s happened? … Well, yes you can do it that way. And let me show you a way that sometimes works well for us too” “You did what – that’s crazy. Why didn’t you do it the way you were told? Don’t you ever listen to what I say?” Two approaches – pretty […]

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The Power of a Group

March 22, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

You are the leader of your team, your department or your organisation. You are the owner and amongst you all, no one can do the job; run the place, like you do. We all know that and have been there. It’s tough because someone has to do it. In fact it’s a struggle and because […]

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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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Risk…or Not. That is the Question

March 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about risk. We all take them every single day of our lives. When we cross the road, it’s a risk. As we eat our sandwich at lunchtime, there’s a risk. We can’t function without taking some risks in our lives. In business, we need to take some risks to grow. Allowing others in […]

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