Day 7 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 7. New challenges Not everyone wants to progress, but that doesn’t mean you let them stagnate. We often think of development as grooming people for promotion. Although this might be one intention or outcome it shouldn’t stand in the way of development. Even those […]
Day 6 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 6. Seeing strengths January is often a time to catch up on staff training. Rather than merely trying to fix weaknesses (which makes everyone mediocre in everything) look back at where individual team members have shown specific strengths. By focusing on people’s strengths we’re […]
Day 5 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 5. Promote Teamwork Upskill and cross train people to cover other’s responsibilities so people are confident their job still gets covered when they are sick, on holiday or have an extra heavy workload. Set up job swaps so everyone has a greater appreciation of […]
Day 4 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 4. Fresh Focus Time off often gives people time for reflection and can prompt them to start thinking about other options, career moves or even career changes. Share your plans for the coming year with your team so they involved, and ask for their […]
Day 3 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 3. Celebrate and share successes. Remind your team of all your achievements over the past 12 months. What milestones have you achieved as a business and individually. What were the highlights, and what’s been their contribution? Staff are more likely to be loyal and […]
Day 2 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 2. What’s your Why? If you want your team to take an interest and be inspired by what you do as a business, it stands to reason they need to understand what you do and why. When you and your team have a clearly […]
12 ideas to engage and inspire your team on their return from their Christmas break The first of my mini 12 days of Christmas blog series, which this year will focus on engaging and inspiring your team following their Christmas break. 1. Thank You Simply saying thank you is the most obvious thing to do […]
How to shift your mindset and end 2020 on a high Our mindset can have a huge impact on what we do and what we achieve. And impact those around us. There’s no doubt this year has been a difficult one for many, and I’m incredibly grateful for your continued support. Maybe you’ve attended workshops […]
Icebergs and Innovation Involving your team in innovation and improvements. I’ve talked many a time about the importance of listening and tuning in to your team. However, over the past few months the emphasis has been on listening to their concerns with a view to safeguarding their wellbeing. Today’s article is also about listening, but […]
Old Habits Die Hard If you’ve ever tried to give up smoking (or any other bad habit) you’ll know just how difficult that can be. Most people really do need a very compelling reason to do so. Breaking habits isn’t just confined to ‘bad’ habits. Take last Saturday as an example. I go to a […]
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