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10 Reasons why Appraisals FAIL

In 2015 a survey of senior business leaders by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on attitudes to appraisals reported that 73% of leaders considered annual appraisals ineffective. John Timpson in his book Upside Down Management reveals that “we

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We only see what we want to see

And we only hear what we want to hear because it suits us… it’s easily done but aren’t all mistakes!

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I’m the Monster my Boss Created

Six words uttered by my boss that concluded a disappointing conversation on a proposal that had been rejected by their boss. I only ever heard them once and we never referred to them again and yet they have remained with

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Are you too busy doing STUFF?

I once shared a board room with Gimli, the dwarf warrior from Lord of the Rings and his gruff, in your face “its stuff, just stuff” mantra. Initially the other members of the board assumed it was a quirk of

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How putting people first improves profits

Anyone can cut costs to improve their profit but once it’s cut it’s cut; it requires greater expertise, courage and a particular culture to be able to deliver sustainable profit improvement. Cliche it may be but “you are only as

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Are you in control of your cyber creep?

Has your personal life succumbed to the cyber habits of the office? Cyber creep is killing conversations and undermining relationships at work and at home – a survey by Good Technology reported that 69% of staff check their emails before

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How many game changers do you employ?

If 78% of game changers – those who effect significant shifts in the current way of doing or thinking about something – have left companies to work for themselves, what type of employees remain? The survey by eg.1 on the

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