Trusting your team when sick I know I’ve talked about trust many times before, and that it’s two-way; if you want your team to trust you, you need to demonstrate your trust in them. Today I want to talk about a very specific example. Believing them when they phone in sick. This week is migraine […]
Employee Recognition? Why do 78% of employees feel they’re not recognised? This isn’t the blog post I intended to share today; but I was prompted by seeing 2 uplifting posts on LinkedIn this morning, both celebrating team members’ efforts. One was from the team member herself, sharing the thank you note and flowers she’d received […]
#1 mistake I see with staff training is not doing enough to make an easy transition from theory to the real world.
Skills training needs practice to perfect, and time to form new habits. Without this means not a poor return on investment, and a negative and demotivating impact on the employee.
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 […]
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