Apr 29, 2015
Why Your Boss is Difficult
Are you the engagement survey assassin carving up your boss or are you the victim having to explain to senior management why your team’s scores are so dismal? Naturally, the very top bosses rarely ever get surveyed, so they can be totally bolshie about your low scores. Research informs...
Apr 22, 2015
Modern Sports Coaching For Business Leaders
The classic half-time locker room Churchillian oratory from the coach, whipping the team into a frenzy for the coming onslaught is now gathering dust in Hollywood’s archives. Today’s most successful coaches are masters of human psychology, combining insight with superb...
Apr 15, 2015
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
This Polish proverb made me smile. A handy phrase for whenever the needle on the “ridiculous meter” is hitting red and overloading. While it serves as a great smarty-pants one-liner, it actually invites some reflection on the difficulty of getting people and teams to work together.
Apr 8, 2015
Market Yourself In One Minute
Meeting new business contacts, expanding personal networks, promoting a reliable, trustworthy “Brand You” are the basics of business. By the way, even if our job title doesn’t explicitly mention “sales and marketing” we are all in sales and marketing. In modern commerce,...
Apr 1, 2015
Mad Terrorists and Middle Managers
“They are looking for a place where they are highly valued, feel they are needed, and are praised for being useful to others”. Professor of Social Psychology at Rissho University in Tokyo, Kimiaki Nishida was quoted in the local media commenting on why young people join...