When I take down the Christmas decorations, I always reflect on the previous 12 months, what I’ve experienced and what learnings I’ll take into the coming year. This year it got me thinking about the notion of ‘experience’, as it’s something we talk about and refer to more than ever in today’s world. As I … Continue reading What is the Employee Experience?
My wife says I’m a big kid when it comes to Christmas, not just because of giving and receiving gifts but for the whole tradition of celebrating Christmas, even to ordering our Turkey. I have a real passion and love for cooking and enjoy taking my time ordering the Turkey from our local butcher, our … Continue reading Why does switching on the Christmas lights make your people more engaged?
I’m sure many of you can remember that first promotion, which meant you were stepping into the role of a leader and going from a position of leading self to leading other’s. Every leadership effort, whether launching a product, getting a team to embrace a different way of working or helping one individual to learn … Continue reading Don’t take the wrong steps in becoming a Leader
Recently I’ve been talking to a lot of organisations about what has made them successful. This has led me to the question – What makes an organisation effective in today’s business world? I appreciate that a lot of research has been undertaken in this space but I recently read an article in the Financial Times … Continue reading What are the secrets of Organisational Effectiveness?
Now we are in September and our summer holidays are fading into a distant memory, the focus of our attention is shifting towards any impending changes within our workplace. This is nothing new, we all deal with changes on a daily basis, ranging from personal to those within our team or even the wider organisation. … Continue reading Change to thrive not to survive
So, it’s officially summer and we’re just a week away from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which I’m very much looking forward to watching. For me, one of the most impressive parts of watching any global tournament is seeing how years of extraordinary discipline and training can lead to unparalleled success. I find myself … Continue reading Balancing health and performance: why we need both
I recently watched the Monaco Grand Prix, which Lewis Hamilton won by the closest of margins, due to a critical pit stop. For those of you who are not Formula 1 fans, this is carried out by a team of around 18 people, referred to as the pit crew, changing four tyres in 2.6 seconds! … Continue reading Leading your Team like a Pro
Summer is officially here, meaning it’s the time of year when we’ve all got holidays on the brain. Of course, when your break is over and you’re back at your desk, you’ll notice that your team is probably one person short for most of the coming months – just as it was when you were … Continue reading Being a Team Player
It seems like everyone is talking about changes in performance management. Moving away from formal mid-year reviews to a more holistic approach, with regular meaningful conversations and feedback between managers and employees. In fact, nearly 90% of people are jumping the annual appraisal ship and have either recently changed their performance management process or plan … Continue reading A Mindset for Feedback
I recently attended the HR Tech conference in London, where Simon Sinek, author of Why Leaders Eat Last and Start with Why, was keynote speaker. His talk was absolutely fascinating and he spoke on many topics but one that particularly resonated with me was the circle of safety within teams and how building trust builds … Continue reading The Psychological Safety of Teams