Avoid Email Tyranny! Ten Top Tips for getting the best out of your Inbox and Outbox. Ping! Turn your email client off. Pick the moment at which you’ll be interrupted. What a fool! Never criticise anyone in email, and avoid technical debates. Use face-to-face meetings or ‘phone calls instead. c.c. Hell! Be judicious … Continue reading Avoid Email Tyranny!
Looking for a job can sometimes feel like a daunting and stressful process. If you are looking for a job, here are some tips which may make the search a little easier. Who are you and what have you got going for you? We know your CV will be an effective document if it summarises … Continue reading How to Get That Job!
10 Tips on Performance Turnaround There are lots of costs and risks of failing to deal with under-performance or conduct issues. Here are some tips on performance turnaround which may help minimize these risks. Don’t Procrastinate Act Now. If you are unhappy with performance, act while it can still be turned around. No surprises. Letting … Continue reading 10 Tips on Performance Turnaround
Customer service is now a big issue with businesses around the world and right next-door. Why? Well, there is barely a product or service which nowadays cannot be copied or replicated in double quick time – given patent laws (and how much lawyer you get for your pound). ‘Me-Too’ productisation is now perfectly acceptable as … Continue reading How can we deliver exceptional Customer Service?
Want to brush up your skills and be a great meeting participant? Here are some top tips: We will be mainly..? If you haven’t been sent an Agenda – ask for one! On the same page? Circulate any information that people need from you beforehand. Why me? We all like to be invited but sometimes … Continue reading How to be a Great Meeting Participant
Line managers have a crucial role to play in people development and are vital in helping a member of their team transition the learning from the classroom to the workplace. Some are less than clear on the role they can play when a team member is being trained. Others, are less than happy about losing … Continue reading The Role of Line Managers
How do firms carry on developing people when times are hard and sales and profits are hard to come by? It is only natural that firms look closely at how they can make savings. All too often this will include cutting training budgets, but in my view this is a short-sighted move, which can put … Continue reading Developing People in Tough Times
Gant, PERT, WBS, Critical Path … technical planning methodologies, all have their use. This technical side of Planning has recently come in for some flak where it was likened to a ritual rain dance; it has no effect on the weather but those who engage in it think it does. Much of the advice related … Continue reading What’s the Plan?
Why is talent management so important? Talent management is very important for a number of reasons. Talent Management is about people – without people your organisation would not exist. It’s also the biggest investment in an asset an organisation makes year in, year out (check out your annual salary bill). You have to understand where … Continue reading Do I Need to Manage Talent?