I See You

Recognition Connectivity between human beings is the beginning of synergy.  It is written in our genetic code and expresses itself in our drive to join with others and be part of a group.  This is how we are wired.  It makes sense that the most effective management styles leverage this aspect of our species’ psyche. I […]

The Burden

We all carry a mental burden A burden of things we worry about: We worry about our pension We worry about where we are going to get lunch from We worry about buying a present for our mother’s birthday We worry about our next performance appraisal We worry about.. I think you get the gist… […]

Rule 19: Look after the Workforce

You don’t understand the work You might think you have a tight grip of how your operation is working… but you just don’t.  How can you?  You spend your days in meetings.  Picking up actions to write PowerPoints you can present at more meetings.  You are rarely in the workplace. The workforce understand the work […]

How to be a Better Manager

I’ve been on a management course I was told that there are only 4 things you need to worry about if you want to be a good manager: Provide a clear direction.  Ensure everybody knows where they are supposed to be going. Give people space.  Stand back and let them go in the direction you […]

5 Easy Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

This is a guest post by Stan Phelps After studying 1,001 examples of companies that give little unexpected extras to employees, here are 5 easy ways to increase engagement from the new book, “What’s Your Green Goldfish – Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture” 1. Onboarding You never get a […]

Employee Recognition Awards: Bragging Rights and Bling

Recognise your staff If you read blogs and books about staff engagement, sooner or later they will tell you that: The most motivational thing you can do for your employees is thank them Money isn’t a motivator Recognition should be timely Recognition should be targeted All good advice but boring. How about adding: Recognition should […]