A management disaster or an opportunity for leadership?

A management disaster or an opportunity for leadership?

In the last few weeks I’ve worked with two people, each with very different roles and responsibilities, yet both facing a similar dilemma: One is a senior manager in charge of a team of high performers with millions at stake and the other, the owner of a small business that is gradually running into the ground. Each started their enterprise from scratch and each have been in their respective...

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Who should do the Boss’ staff appraisal?

Who should do the Boss’ staff appraisal?

The greatest benefit comes from staff appraisals that are done by either the employee’s manager or a senior manager who can take a personal interest in wellbeing of the employee. But what happens to the boss? Who does his or her performance appraisal? Quite often, the answer is no one! Now, if you are thinking that the boss doesn’t need a staff appraisal, you couldn’t be...

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Recession proofing business strategy

Recession proofing business strategy

Clever planning and good leadership can ensure that you survive the current recession; great leadership will see you come out of it in better shape than you are in now. Cutting costs – what should you do? Many managers and accountants will advise you to cut spending, reduce staff and ‘batten down the hatches’, but is it the best course of action? No, it isn’t. This is...

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Are you a leader or a manager?

Are you a leader or a manager?

The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization. Fred Fiedler & Martin Chemers As we move deeper into a world recession, it will be the individuals and businesses that demonstrate consistent leadership that survive. If you aren’t concerned about strategies for survival in these challenging economic times – the same applies,...

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