Making small continuous improvements all add up and can make a big difference Here’s a perfect example of continuous improvements. Back in the 1950s Formula 1 pit stops used to take in the region of 67 seconds. Now they take a only 2-3 seconds. How have they achieved this? By finding ways to make incremental […]
What do you do to show you care for your team? After nearly 36 years of marriage (to the same person!) I feel we must be doing something right. I’m sure like most married couples, we don’t declare our undying love every day of the week, but we still know we’re loved and cared for. […]
Using a coaching model in managing performance In last week’s managing performance masterclass one of the principles we discussed was to identify when your team need support. One indication of this is when they say “I can’t do this” or after the event when they say “I didn’t have time”. There can be many reasons […]
12th and final post in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 12. How are you doing? Ask your team for feedback on how you are doing in their eyes. It can feel uncomfortable to give feedback to the boss, so ask in a more conversational way such as “What could I be doing […]
Time. The most precious resource we have. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Despite the latest lockdown, it would be such a waste to let ourselves stand still or fritter away time if your business is closed again. After just two weeks of late nights and sleeping in late, getting up again at my ‘normal’ time […]
Day 11 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 11. Your customers’ journey There will always be little tweaks you can make to improve your service. If January is a quiet month for you, now’s a perfect time to for you and your team to review your customer journey and all the various […]
Day 10 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 10. Getting stuck in It can often feel as if you’re not achieving much in the first few days or weeks back at work. Set some short term goals or mini projects so that everyone can get stuck in and can see some results […]
Day 9 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 9. Systems and resources How often have we heard the phrase “I’m sorry, the system won’t allow me to do that.”? Do you have any systems in place which make life difficult for your team members? Poor systems can be frustrating for team members, […]
Day 8 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 8. Learn from Mistakes In any business there are times when things don’t go according to plan. Last year was no exception, even if many of the circumstances were out with our control. Review some of the things that have not gone to plan […]
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 […]
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