The Cost of Poor Leadership

The Cost of Poor Leadership

The cost of poor management When networking, I ask for a show of hands. I ask people to put their hands up if they have ever had a bad manager. I then ask them to keep their hands up if that manager caused them to leave their job. It is a fun way to engage with people...
Manager vs. Leader

Manager vs. Leader

For my first post of 2015, I am going to start with a whinge. It concerns the apparent “conflict” between being a manager and being a leader. Let me explain, if you follow leadership blogs like I do, sometimes, you can be forgiven for thinking that...
Dealing with poor performance – Part 2

Dealing with poor performance – Part 2

In my last post, I mentioned that poor performance in the workplace is caused by one of two things; a lack of motivation or a lack of capability … or a combination of the two, of course.   The Reasons for Poor Performance: Lack of Capability When I say “a...
Why use a business coach?

Why use a business coach?

Andy Murray has just appointed Amelie Mauresmo as his new tennis coach. Amelie is the latest in a long line of coaches, from Mark Petchey and Brad Gilbert to Ivan Lendl. There maybe lots of reasons why Andy changes coaches on a regular basis, but one thing I am sure...

Why are values important when starting up?

I am currently delivering a course in how to start up in business to a bunch of aspiring business owners. Day 1 and I have focussed much of their attention on values. Why? Because it is important that you know why you are starting up your own business. When asking...