You’re feeling good! You have a full team. No vacant positions – yippee! Not only that, they’re all trained up, they get on together and work well. When you think of what you’ve achieved together you’re overcome with pride. Then the unthinkable happens. One of them hands in their notice, they’ve decided they need to[…]
Are you a confident manager? If so, you will be able to accept that members of your team are better at doing certain tasks than you are . In fact, if this is not the case, you may have a problem in the making. Delegating properly means putting trust in your staff team, so they[…]
So the initial excitement of getting your staff recruited and on-board has passed. The honey moon period is over. They are now all well trained and getting on with their work. Day in and day out.
The last thing your staff need to hear when they’ve done something wrong and told you about it, is a lecture. So how do you respond when things go wrong?
So the initial excitement of getting your staff recruited and on-board has passed. The honey moon period is over and you have to get on with the nitty-gritty business of day-to-day work. Same old same old Let’s face it, some jobs are repetitive, and can become boring. But although the task itself might be[…]
The new expert on the team You’ve got a new team member starting in a week’s time. They did a great interview, have a fantastic CV and an impressive track record as an expert in their field. So now you can relax and leave them to get on with it, right? No, not right,[…]
As a manager you know you are responsible for the people who report to you. Sounds simple until you start to dig a little. Then you discover this responsibility is far reaching. We all understand what it means to be responsible for physical wellbeing. In an office environment this would include a ‘fit-for-purpose’ workspace/desk,[…]
Gold stars all round Do you remember the best boss you ever had? I imagine you do. Like a really good teacher at school, a good manager’s impact on us can be long lived. What most of us remember about our favourite teacher can also be applied to good managers. Fairness, enthusiasm and[…]
If Leaders were born If Leaders were born, the rest of us could give up. They aren’t born! That myth is just one way those with ‘power’ keep it for themselves. Let me tell you, that Leaders are NOT born, they are nurtured and made. So that’s to say the new leader on the block[…]
Over the next few months our blogging focus will be on the privileged position of being a ‘manager’. We’ll use the term ‘manager’ loosely to include anyone who is responsible for staff either directly or indirectly. Both Shamshad (my Associate at Trainsform) and I will be putting our heads together for this series. We’ve[…]