Personal Development

Support Performance – don’t manage it!

One of the most common questions that I get asked is ‘How do I manage performance?”  My answer, you can’t.  We manage things, budgets, resources, tasks, but not people. People have free will and so at best we are attempting to influence and positively impact them.  Position your people as the hero’s in your team…

Good enough is perfect

So here I am, fingers at the ready, but nothing is coming. The minutes tick by and still nothing. I am looking for the perfect Blog title, thinking about the perfect opening paragraph because if it’s not perfect then what will people think of me? They will know that I am flawed. But thankfully, I…

How Trust Impacts a Leader

As a leader you need to demonstrate that you’re capable and dependable. Setting and respecting boundaries, following through on your promises and being consistent, are key qualities that people look for in their leader. It is these qualities that help you gain your employees’ trust, which is essential to building a solid relationship with your…

How to Become a Great Leader by Mastering Your Emotions

It’s no secret that workplaces can be incredibly stressful environments. No one experiences the pressure more acutely than leaders and managers, though. Whatever a workplace’s field or industry, it’s the leaders in them who are most often subjected to additional demands on their attention, focus, and time. All of these can and do take their…
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8 Hallmark Traits of Truly Successful Leaders

Leadership styles can vary from person to person. And while these can be vital components to what makes for great leaders, it is how they comport themselves in the position that separates good leaders from truly excellent ones. In most cases, these kinds of traits come to the fore during crises. They are also the…

Don’t manage performance, support it.

I hate the way performance management is used. Supporting your team member to be at their best is not about management. I prefer performance support or check-ins which live and die by the quality of the dialogue. Here are 8 tips to support great performance support discussions. Establish a positive relationship Great performance support starts before the…

Making tough decisions: A habit worth practicing

One of the biggest roadblocks for many business leaders is making decisions and taking action. Making decisions can be difficult, fear of judgement or failure can be a strong motivator for indecisiveness. It can paralyse the best of us. Indecisiveness is really us choosing the possibility that something might be a wrong decision over the…