Recruitment and Delegation: more linked than you may first think

TweetIn my latest edition of Dear Workforce, the following Q&A was posed: “Q: What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It’s sometimes hard to tell what we should tout. A: Recruits tend to view professional development as the most important factor in switching positions. Making more money is certainly very...
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There is no negative feedback

TweetI’m known for getting on my soapbox when it comes to quality feedback. I believe all feedback, delivered well, is positive. When mistakes are made, performance has dropped, sabotaging is in play, skills doesn’t match standards these are often thought of as needing the tough conversation. Think again. Almost all of the time your team members want to know how well they are...
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More Issues Than Vogue

TweetSo how do you handle that one person in the team who needs to wear this everyday (if for no other reason than a public service warning to the others): (Photo source: Pinterest) Issues - My brother’s girlfriend had to be taken to hospital last night - My washing machine broke and flooded the house - My dog had to be taken to the vet - My flatmate stole my wallet - My boyfriend dumped...
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Managers: Are you at your best?

TweetI saw this article about exercises that uses three things that are in your office or in a meeting room near you! “12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on...
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Managers, mind the gap!

TweetWhile standing on the train station platform waiting, waiting, waiting I realised I was staring at the ground and more precisely, staring at the message ‘mind the gap’. It’s bizarre where inspirational, Yoda-like brilliance emerges from (well, maybe not as impressive as Yoda). That stencil had me thinking about what it means to mind the gap in life, and not just as you hop...
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