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Your business may have grown, but have you?

Rodney is 77 years old, and as we chatted it was clear he had experienced life – not in terms of the trappings of career progression and boardroom status but his grey hair, wrinkled face, and twinkling eyes said he

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Do YOUR people know what GOOD looks like

You may have told them but depending on the how and the when, you told them, they still may not know what your expectations of them or the business are. As we know from life itself – GOOD to one

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Posted in Appraisals, Brand Expectations, Company Culture, Engagement, Key Performance Indicator, People performance

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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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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Posted in Company Culture, People performance, process improvement, Time Management

Even those at the top need nourishment

What’s your diet like? Are you getting the necessary food for growth, health, and success? Are you building your immune system to cope with the pressure, uncertainty and change?

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Promotion should be a piece of (cake)PIE

Whether you’re making the appointment, seeking the appointment or in the early stages of succession planning for the appointment, there are 3 basic ingredients that you need in your recipe for success: Performance; Image and Exposure (PIE). The term PIE

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Engagement – it’s more than Christmas hats and Turkey baps.

It’s that time of the year again when employers say THANK YOU to their employees under the embarrassment-free guise of Christmas … and why not? I’m one for tradition, but I’m also one for saying thank you as and when

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