What has the Olympics got to do with recruitment or inspiring the next generation? OK, despite my comments at the start of the Olympics, I tune in every evening. Apart from watching our amazing Team GB, I loved seeing the video clips of kids having a go, and improvising with various household props. A couple […]
Setting expectations is key to avoid confusion and uncertainty within your team, and makes people feel awkward. Here are 10 tips to avoid that happening…
Encourage your team to do their best by taking some lessons from the Olympics. If these help win gold medals, what impact they can have on your team? Nine years ago, I was hooked. I’ve never really been a big sports fan, but as my husband enjoys athletics, we’ve always enjoyed the Olympics. Particularly in […]
Just because we could didn’t mean we should! Respect people’s wishes, as others may not be quite so relaxed about ‘freedom day’. I went to my first party on Saturday; limited to 30, and all adhering to guidelines, of course. There were lots of friends I hadn’t seen in person for 18 months or more, […]
What happens when you respond with “yes, but…”? You know when you get into conversation with someone about an emotive subject, and you’ve said your piece, and someone then says “yes, but….”? You know you are likely to be contradicted. And it’s all too easy to almost immediately – even if sub-consciously – to go […]
It’s not unusual for newly appointed managers or supervisors to lack confidence in allocating or delegating tasks, for fear of losing control or in case the team member doesn’t do it as well as they would’ve done.
Doesn’t every manager have a responsibility for team development? As recruitment continues to be a challenge, I make no apologies for continuing this week with my theme of team development. When I worked in the corporate world as head of training I was really proud of the training and development we offered. We had a […]
Planning Development based on strengths and stretch Most managers think of staff training and team development to achieve one of two things: to fix someone’s weaknesses as a way of grooming somebody for promotion Although both of these are relevant in their own way, they can leave you and your team wanting. So here’s an […]
Last week’s blog focused on the importance of team development, and I promised to continue the theme this week by sharing with you the second topic I covered on last week’s Hoteliers’ Forum, which was barriers to development. Having made a commitment to invest in your team’s development it can be frustrating when it doesn’t […]
So why is team development so important? In my role I often hear managers and owners say, “What if I train them and they leave?” What they should be asking is “What if I don’t and they stay?” As Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave […]
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