The Beginner’s Guide to Being a Good Leader

The Beginner’s Guide to Being a Good Leader

It happens so often – you’ve been promoted for the first time to a managerial role, but you get no guidance on how to do it well – and unless you’ve got a great role model for a boss, you’re unlikely to know instinctively how to get the best from your team, and from...

Why it’s not Advisable to Give Advice

Why it’s not Advisable to Give Advice

When one of your team comes to you with a problem, it’s tempting to jump straight in and solve it for them – hand out some advice about what you think is the best action to take, and tell them what you would do yourself in the same position. Giving advice feels great...

Are you Undermanaging your employees?

Are you Undermanaging your employees?

 We are all aware of the impacts of micro-managing your team, the most damaging of which is a lack of trust in their abilities and accountabilities as adult employees. But there is a different approach which can be just as damaging – and that’s undermanaging your...

Building Resilience at Work

Building Resilience at Work

Resilience is the ability to take the unexpected in your stride. When things go wrong, a resilient person will accept it, reflect on it, and deal with it. Someone lacking in resilience is likely to struggle with a new and unexpected development, and take much longer...