What do you do if your Team is Underperforming? Part 5 – Celebration; Performance Management and Capability

CelebrationIt’s time to complete the picture. Having now addressed Leading from the Front; Creating Urgency for Change; Re-Aligning Focus; Training and Education; Ongoing Coaching; Performance Measurement; and Reward & Recognition, I now to turn your attention to three final elements of the Performance equation – Celebration, Performance Management and Individual Capability… [Read more...]

What do you do if your Team is Underperforming? Part 4 – Measurement; Reward and Recognition

Hitting the TargetSo far in this series of turning around team underperformance we have  covered Leadership; Creating the Urgency for Change; Re-Aligning the Focus; Training and Education; and Ongoing Mentoring and Coaching…. ‘but there’s more,’ as the famous ad line declares. It’s now time to focus on Measurement and Reward & Recognition. First Measurement…  [Read more...]

Do those ‘Approval Seekers’ at work really need their egos stroked or confidence boosted… or are they just plain misunderstood?

Risk Management Flow ChartBill was a highly accomplished and effective risk manager of many years standing for a global company. He was thorough; he was methodical and he had a sixth sense for detecting potential risks in obscure transactions. You would describe Bill as being ‘on top of his game,’ so why did he always seem to need reassurance? [Read more...]

How to Avoid the costly Mistake of having Square Pegs in Round Holes

In my previous blog I asked the question whether your job is a good ‘fit’ for you I and shared with you some great questions to ask yourself if you are not sure. Here is an example of what happens when a highly qualified and fully committed executive is a poor match for his role, even though he has all of the skills and experience needed. Hopefully this is not your or your company’s experience. [Read more...]

How to Find Good People

One of the most common questions we all hear time and time again, “What’s the best way to find good employees?” Whether you are an executive in a large public corporation or the owner of a private business, it seems to be the number one issue with regard to finding and developing the right people to grow your business. Here is an article by Alwyn Cosgrove, a business consultant based in the USA, I read the other day that I feel speaks directly to this question, and looks at it in a slightly different way. [Read more...]