Even positive ‘glass half full’ people like me can get down on occasions. Despite our best laid plans things can conspire against us, leaving us demotivated and even depressed. These memories of times of trauma in our lives (where we have felt intense negative emotions and ‘pain’) tend to fade much slower than positive[…..]
Let’s face it, as managers and leaders one of our key goals is to build an effective and cohesive team. When we have achieved this we do our best to keep the team intact for as long as possible. I am sure, like me you have all been a victim in your career of the[…..]
In a recent survey by totaljobs.com 28% of those polled said they hadn’t even considered working for a SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) and 51% believed the opportunity for career progression within a SME was less than working for a corporate organisation.
If you want to stand out as a manager and leader then be original! For a basic example how many slide deck presentations have you sat through in the past week, month, year? For most managers the figure is going to be quite high. How many have you delivered? Again for most the answer will[…..]
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.
When it comes to motivating employees, many managers and leaders can waste their time and energy on the wrong methods and quickly become frustrated at their lack of ability to rouse the spirits of their team. What might seem like a rational motivator to you as a manager, may not be the same for the[…..]
As of yesterday (1st September 2013), new legislation has come into force which allows employers to offer shares to employees in return for them giving up certain benefits. The benefits lost may include redundancy payments, their right to claim unfair dismissal and time off for training or studying.