Is Your Performance Management Approach Agile Yet?

As many organisations have moved from traditional development to implementing the principles of Agile development in the delivery of products and services,  so there has been a need to rethink the approach to performance management to complement this shift. The implementation of Agile principles breaks down the delivery of products and services into much smaller […]

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Find Your Inner Comic to Become a Better Leader

I went to an open mic comedy night last week. It was a quiet weekday evening and the sparse audience consisted mainly of friends of the guys doing a turn. I can’t say I laughed out loud at any point but I had a great evening.  Yes there were some dire jokes, but what made the […]

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How Ownership Changes Behaviour

Last week I put my car in for a service and was given a hire car for the day.  I haven’t got the most luxurious car in the world but the car I was given was definitely not a like for like exchange. Since you’re asking, I own an old Volvo C70 and what I […]

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Of journeys, destinations and serendipity

  “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” So wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, showing his great ability to express profound truths with a few well-chosen words. On any journey, if you just drive any road you come across, you’ll get somewhere – but will you know […]

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What type of leader are you?

My husband has been looking to move on in his career lately, this has got me thinking about the people that I have worked for over the years.  I’ve thought a lot about what makes some managers great and others so rotten.  Until the day I die I will remember at least two people from […]

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6 Productive and easy work Resolutions for 2015

2015 has arrived, and it’s back to work!  What picture are you going to make this year?  Do you want it to look like all the other years – or will it stand out? New year often brings a fresh start, new ideas and new goals. This means experiencing the challenges of meeting goals that we set for […]

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Imagine what would happen if…

It’s two days until Christmas as I write this. I hope that you and those close to you will all enjoy the wonder of the festive season, and that all your plans for the festivities turn out exactly as you’d like. For a bit of Christmas fun, imagine what would happen if… You only bought presents […]

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Four Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Team Stay Engaged

Sometimes, in-depth research is carried out which, when the report is published, only tells you what everyone knew all along. For example, science solved the riddle of just what “too many meetings” means. Somebody in upper management typically spends 23 hours a week in meetings. Middle managers often spend 12 hours a week attending meetings. […]

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