Treating staff ‘mean’ to get results is counter-productive: 5 tips for creating a corporate culture to engage your staff and add value to your bottom line.
Businesses grow up with a certain ‘culture’ – it seems simply to develop, often without intention. Here's why you need to examine your own culture.
Why can some people naturally lead and can you teach yourself to be a leader? We look at 5 ways of transforming your vision & purpose into reality.
What is organisation development and how can it help your business? Here is a simple overview and our answer to the question. With thanks to Koru for the inspiration. No clear direction, management imposing ever tighter controls, increasingly disengaged work force, high levels of politics, stress and sickness, or poor productivity? Your organisation is unhealthy, and heading for a breakdown. If you recognise any of these symptoms, then you might… read more →
As CEO of an organisation, losing your best fee earner or your most talented employee is very frustrating. After spending so much time and money, finding, recruiting, coaching and training employees, it’s understandably disheartening when they leave; especially when they leave your company to join a competitor. Some organisations go to great lengths to ensure that their employees are bound by complex contracts with non-compete clauses and enforced gardening leave.… read more →
Somehow running a business, or a team within a business of more than about 30 people, can appear to be extremely complex. Of course, we have the option to make it complex, but the secret of success is to keep it simple. The totally transferrable secrets of success are: Have a clear vision of what you seek to achieve that is compelling for all stakeholders. It is absolutely essential that… read more →
It can somehow seem that running a business, or a team within a business of more than about 30 people, can appear to be extremely complex, full of hidden secrets as to how it all works. Of course, we have the option to make it complex, but the secret of success is to keep it simple. The totally transferrable secrets of success are: Have a clear vision of what you… read more →
With increasing worldwide usage of social networks, smartphones and on-the-go mobile technology, it now looks as if we have to live with transparency. Everything you and I do can and may be recorded and broadcast. How do you feel about this: nervous, trapped, outraged? Or calmly certain that whatever is published about you, your conscience is clear? It looks as if the only way to live authentically and with complete… read more →
As a leader, do you think your role requires you to serve others or others to serve you? As a conscientious person, you would probably answer that leadership means putting the needs of others before your own, and undoubtedly most leaders would like to believe that this is the way they approach their role. And yet, the reality is that many leaders, despite well-intentioned beginnings, slowly shift away from servant… read more →
For the last 20 years or more, I’ve operated within what I thought were the more or less universal ‘rules of engagement’ of professional service provision. But increasingly, it seems as though other people don’t know these rules, or are actually operating by a completely different set! And then I had a blinding flash of insight… If you take into account the current theory that attempts to explain how different… read more →