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Tune Up: Protecting your Mental Health

Eight women representing prominent mental diagnoses in the 19th century at the Salpêtrière (Paris). (fr. Armand Gautier)Eight women representing prominent mental diagnoses in the 19th century at the Salpêtrière (Paris). (fr. Armand Gautier)Working for nothing is what all consultants do in-between real jobs. And what harm? It’s cheaper than psychiatry.

Monday, 08 December 2014 16:57

Leadership: Many are called but few get up

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Leadership Are You Up To The Mark?

LeaderLeaderI was recently hired to facilitate a conference on Executive Development. High potential Engineers, smart and good fun. At the end of 3 days, we came up with 9 Leadership commandments. How many of these can you apply in your job?

Monday, 24 November 2014 10:54

It's not my job. Is this Your job?

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Keeping Staff Happy: I Do Like Mondays?

HappyHappyA travel survey conducted by tour operator Thomas Cook and the ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents), listed a number of outrageous complaints vacationers had made to their travel agents.  Here’s a sample…

Monday, 17 November 2014 20:40

10 Rules for Supervising Underachievers

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Do you have some underachievers to supervise

RulesRulesDo you have one or two employees whose performance is below standard? If so, here are ten rules for managing their performance.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:48

Ready, Aim, Fire: When should you dismiss an employee?

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YourefiredYourefiredYou’re Fired! It’s never easy, but it is an important part of the Executive Role

Thankfully, it doesn’t happen too often. But every now and again, if you’re doing your job, you will conclude that it’s no longer worth the time and energy trying to help an employee improve. Assuming you’ve done everything in your power to communicate the problem and the consequences of not improving (and it’s still not working), then it’s time to pull the trigger. You are a manager; not a psychiatrist! But, before you organise the execution, make sure that you test your thinking.

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