Performance reviews have always been a bugbear for many organisations and a challenge for many managers. In recent years, organisations have disconnected the development conversation from the annual pay and reward rounds and some are even moving away from performance ratings with a view to making the conversation less about ‘the rating number’ and more about development. Whichever way you do it, the challenge is always how well the managers deliver when they conduct a session.
Julie was cold and alone in a dark and stormy ocean. She was desperately treading water but each new wave threatened to take her last breath away. The more she struggled the more her energy drained away. Feeling alone and worn out. She wasn’t sure how much longer she could carry on. Then she caught… Read more
Have you noticed how many business books suddenly have the word ‘disruptive’ in them? Innovation suddenly needs to be disruptive and so does management, leadership and being a CEO. Disruptive is where it’s at right now. If you look back over your career, how many trends and fads have you seen? Ever tried to count… Read more
Neil got results, he was a high achiever. He knew it and everyone around him knew it. He was the one who arrived 5 minutes early to the meeting and the one who always had the answers. He prided himself on having the right answers at the right time, every time. However there were times… Read more
I came across a true story the other day about a young law graduate, who we’ll call Andy, going for his first job. Andy decided to use a unique approach to job hunting. He approached the top 4 law firms and gave them the opportunity to tender for HIM! Sound cheeky? This was the first… Read more