Kate Mercer looks at why job descriptions should focus on the results people are accountable for producing, not the activities to be carried out to achieve them.
Clients are telling us they're re-structuring bonuses so the emphasis shifts from individual to team performance - demonstrated by the following case study
Don't fall into the trap of under-engineering your organisation. Start-up businesses reach the stage where organic growth needs underpinning with structure
Integrity is more than honesty. A leader has integrity when there is no gap between intent and behaviour. Here's what integrity in leadership looks like.
Clean up your mistakes, especially if you’re the boss. If you can admit to your mistakes, you’re far more likely keep your good reputation.
Why don’t people want to take accountability at work? Check out this article which shows you how you can build accountability in your business.
What you don’t see can hurt you and your team. Unexamined beliefs can undermine your best intentions. Here are five questions to help surface some important leadership beliefs and to consider how well your actions reflect them. 1. What do you stand for? What do you care deeply about? When you know what you hold most dear, you can live your life consistently according to those values. Leaders of great… read more →
Do you have a job description? And if you do, when did you last look at it? In this article we look at why you need to re-design it and show you how to do it. If you have a job description, it’s likely that: – You’ve not looked at it recently It’s a long list of activities, or alternatively broad statements saying what you’re responsible for in your job… read more →
We spend a lot of time and words on this blog writing about how to give your organisation, and the people in it, space to grow and thrive without you and your hands-on input 24/7. Often this comes as a huge relief to business leaders: relinquish control of the details of running your operation, relax your iron control, and your business runs more effectively, people blossom and grow, and you… read more →
Does it sometimes feel as if you spend all day in meetings, yet any real work has to be done outside them? Here are four ways to turn this around and make your meetings more productive. The real problem is that your meetings aren’t really snappy or productive enough. Of course well-run meetings are essential to getting work done in the modern world. Every project worth achieving takes two or… read more →