Years ago I was asked to define my career goals as part of a major corporate development planning initiative. I had no idea why, as I was enjoying what I was doing and that was all that seemed to matter. As this was an HR initiative I was told ‘I had to have some idea’… Read more
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were convinced that you were right and that the person you were debating with was wrong? Or that someone else’s behaviour was ‘out of order’ and that it up was up to them to ‘apologise’ or ‘make the first move’? Perhaps you’ve had that situation… Read more
I was brought up in a family that believed that ‘hard work was its own reward’. My family carer guidance was a subset of this ethos and went along the lines of ‘work hard and you will be recognised and promoted’. It took me a few years to find that this was a rather simplistic… Read more
Let me ask you a question. ‘How unique is your business/division?’ If you could rate your business/division out of 10 for uniqueness what would you give it?. When I talk uniqueness I mean the kind of uniqueness that gets you market place advantage over anyone else. Unless you are one of the few products in… Read more
There is tremendous pressure on organisations these days to have engaged staff and good engagement scores. I’ve sat through a number of sessions on the topic and seen some leaders having conversations with their teams about engagement and I understand the frustration it can cause them.
I have a simple mantra that I like to keep in mind and that is ‘Engaged teams aren’t necessarily high performing, but high performing teams will be engaged’, so I thought I would explore that a little here and share some observations on engaging in engagement..