Why is it that some people can handle feedback and others take it badly? Is it something about their personality, their approach, their skill level or something else altogether? Well this is a conversation I get into quite a lot, probably because I believe it’s soooo very important. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about[…]
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[…]
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?
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,[…]