Ego Almighty! Working with Team Members with Strong Egos

There are always all sorts of personalities working in an organisation. Thank goodness for diversity. But some of those personalities are more disruptive than others. In previous posts we’ve discussed several. For example, team members that thrive on drama, those that complain incessantly, those with a negative point of view, those that like to be […]

Improve your Value at Work with 12 Keys to Boost Performance

How many questions do you answer with Yes? Do you: easily lose control of situations? seek reassurance from others constantly; have a high need for positive feedback? lack self-belief; don’t have the confidence to tackle larger and more complex tasks? avoid taking risks? lack motivation, energy and passion? withdraw to avoid conflict and difficult situations? […]

6 Ways to Increase the impact of Learning and Development

I was asked recently how to reduce the costs of learning and development, and at the same time increase its impact. It is such a loaded question —  training / learning/ development is a multi-faceted aspect of most businesses today. The answer depends on the outcome that the business wants to achieve – why they […]

Paying Attention to Attention: Part 1

The reality is that as your management career progresses, your management style will change. The styles of supervisors are different to those adopted by middle managers who have primarily people concerns, and these are different from high-end middle managers and senior managers who have strong results emphases. These are different again to the skill requirements […]

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