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5 Bad Boss Behaviours

There are certain phrases you will have heard many times, sometimes they are sincere and backed up by good leadership behaviours. On occasions bad bosses use well-worn phrases to cover their ineptitude and the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.

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Here are some common phrases with our alternative definitions:…

To Fire or not to Fire – 5 considerations to ease the decision

Jim Collins in ‘Good to Great’ talks about getting the right people on the bus, in the right seats and getting the wrong people off the bus. Whilst recruitment and talent management is energising for most managers, firing team members is really tough. Consequently many leaders procrastinate and therefore lead underperforming teams.

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If you’re wrestling with whether or not to retain an underperforming member of staff here are 5 questions to ask yourself:

5 easy methods to motivate your team

Motivating your team members can make a noticeable difference to their performance and the atmosphere at work. Here are five tips to give your team a boost, so they know you care.

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1.       Say thank you more often and mean it.

If you thank every team member at least once a day and explain why they have done a good job rather than just saying a token ‘thanks’ this will make their day a whole lot better, empower them and you’ll see productivity increase….

Top 5 Leadership Epic Fails

We’ve all made some bad decisions as leaders but hopefully never on the scale of these:

Top management from all these brands have made big mistakes

Top management from all these brands made big mistakes

Failed to adapt – George Fisher led Kodak, the once dominant photography consumables business.  Despite Kodak having built a digital camera way back in 1975 he failed to anticipate the demise of traditional photography and led the business into a spiral that resulted in his successors filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Interestingly, closest rival Fuji read the writing on the wall and used their expertise to diversify into alternative sectors.

Why 80% of Managers are in the Wrong Job

For many ambitious employees the addition of the word manager to their job title is a proud moment.  It conveys success, status and power.  And rightly so. Line managers have more influence on employee productivity, engagement and retention than pay, work place conditions and even senior mangement.

Over 80% of managers are unsuiteable

Over 80% of managers are unsuitable

It’s therefore very concerning to discover that according to Gallup, 82% of those bearing the title aren’t up to the job!

8 Daily Habits of Successful Leaders

If your inbox and meeting schedule is dominating your working life, here are some habits adopted by successful leaders that enable them to retain a fresh perspective and intellectual edge.

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Is your schedule taking over your life? Read our tips below on how to retain a fresh perspective…

  1. Get out in the field – Management by walking about tends to illicit far more accurate information than reports and spreadsheets.  …

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