On The Ground

Architect of success

As leaders we often fall into the trap of feeling we are the architects of all solutions in the company. We are the ones who know best so we forge ahead with our ideas. The truth of the matter usually …

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Natural Tendency

Humans have a natural tendency to focus on the negatives and overlook the positives of our people, according to Professor Martin Seligman. Our brains and what we see are like Velcro for negatives and Teflon for positives. As leaders we …

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How do you do?

10 letters and 4 simple words but together they have a huge potential to build your team, staff retention and company results. The core role of a leader is to take the time out to speak with their people and …

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Retention is Key

With the ongoing turbulence of the commercial and political environment around us, the challenge of retaining key talent is more important than ever. If you want to keep your best employees around in the future, you must demonstrate to them …

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Leader and Coach

Being an outstanding leader is about being an amazing coach. Instead of wanting to maintain control and not empowering your people to do their job, a solid leader will coach and develop their people to enable them to achieve success, …

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Rethinking Incentives

I was recently asked by a client for my views of an incentive scheme. Incentives can either drive success or drive a silo mentality, so having the right scheme is critical to business success. There are 5 core principles of …

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