Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
February 29, 2016
Do you have an employee so valuable, that if they call in sick, you feel like your entire office will collapse without them?
Often, managers place too much responsibility on one person, and if that worker is not able to come into the office, or worse yet, quit, the entire department can’t seem to get anything done. Learn More
May 12, 2014
With the advancements in technology it is now becoming more and more often that people are working from home.
Members of staff can take their laptops or their tablets home and can complete certain tasks without coming into the office on certain days.
February 10, 2014
I joined a lively debate on a ‘radio phone in’ recently that asked a similar question to mine above but in connection with ‘entrepreneurs’. Not surprisingly most of the contributors were entrepreneurs and nearly all of them had stories of parents or grandparents that were, themselves entrepreneurial. As a result of this the vast majority felt that their career choice was based on their ancestry and that people without this genetic influence were far less likely to be successful entrepreneurs.
October 16, 2013
Since the onset of the digital revolution and the rise of social media we are bombarded by requests to ‘like us’ and ‘follow us’ as well as many others too numerous to name.
To all of these people and organisations I have a request of my own; “Stop asking and start earning!”
September 11, 2013
As we journey through our careers we will cross many metaphorical bridges. We build our own bridges with people and with organisations as we gain promotion and advance. What usually happens when we leave an organisation though is we burn and destroy the bridge.
July 11, 2012
I was reading an article by Margaret Heffernan about how to fire someone. She says it’s important to manage the exit with dignity and kindness. Your ability to do so can hugely improve your standing in the business and actually raise morale. She learned this lesson when she had to lose an employee who had been a really excellent co-worker. He’d filled in all kinds of positions, always been willing to do whatever was asked of him. But he’d joined with a passion for customer service, the business model changed, and the needs and his dreams were no longer compatible. Learn More