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March 22, 2018

Are there levels of staff turnover that are good? For many years General Electric practised a rigid system of the lowest 10% of performers being managed out or dismissed. For poor performers or lemons (someone who is a negative influence on your business and culture),...

January 17, 2018

Micromanagement is not a new phenomenon and in limited instances it’s a justified tool to manage an employee out or to give them a kick in the butt. However, if you’re capable and reliable it’s one of the most frustrating ways to be managed. You feel unable to own the...

August 30, 2017

As a manager of people, do you know the answer to this question? How about, the name of their partner or child? Knowing this serves a number of purposes.

Firstly, we conduct business with people, emotional and compassionate people. Building a connection, forms trust and...

July 31, 2017

Being a leader is not easy. We make our best guess, we ask others, we read. We aim to get it right most of the time. So, what can support us to be better? I have found that engaging with the outside world builds further context, especially if you part of a culture that...

July 18, 2017

If you leave your department/business/team for a month, will it survive? If your response to this question is along the lines of, ‘no, I can't go on leave, my team will not survive’, or ‘how will work get done without me?’, some assessment is needed. I see three key re...

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