The week-end of Friday 7th July was one I had been looking forward to; it was the date we ran our first residential programme. We have many people to thank for their ideas, good wishes and support in bringing that initial idea into a reality.
This week’s post is a little out of the ordinary. It’s not to do with the perspective of busy professionals or corporate working-life. This week I go heart-to-heart and tell you about a special relationship in my life.
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[…]
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[…]
Your staff are probably well qualified to do their work, after all they would have been selected for the role at some point in time. And in those early days they would have come to work eager to please and motivated to do their best. So what happened? If we think of the overall aim[…]
How we behave now will impact on our future. This is a statement most people would accept as a truth of sorts. How then can we change our futures, if that’s what we want to do? What do we need to be doing now to ensure a brighter later life? How should we behave so[…]
I was delighted to come across an article recently which, rather than promote the virtues of the well-established personality test, MBTI, gave an alternative view. What a refreshing read. MBTI (Myers -Briggs Type Indicator) is a tool which categorises you into one of 16 distinctive personality types. I’ve often struggled with being put into a[…]
What’s it all about? Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one of those terms that has increased in popularity over the last ten years or so; I imagine this is because there is more awareness in the business community both of its meaning and its application. The term was first brought to our attention by Daniel[…]
Why is it that so many change initiatives or projects fail? The figures vary but it’s around 70%. A sobering thought. Can ‘change’ really be so difficult to get right? At its simplest, we can think of change in two areas; the process and the people. The first of these is traditionally done quite well.[…]