Back to Basics: Driving performance by focusing on the things that matter most

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It’s common to observe leaders at every level of an organization’s hierarchy struggling to achieve the standard of performance needed from their team.  Often I encounter lost opportunity to leverage the full potential of people thanks to an ineffective approach … Continue reading

Let’s be honest…

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From time to time I come across a television show that I can barely bring myself to watch.  I like to think of myself as a relatively courageous person – but when it comes to watching people being humiliated on … Continue reading

Inside the Toolkit: Making performance management work for you

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My team and I often undertake reviews that provide organisations with an objective view of the maturity of their people management capabilities and practices.  We help leaders understand what they need to do to enable their team and business to … Continue reading

Inside the Toolkit: Face it, embrace it and move on

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In my latest book The People Manager’s Toolkit I describe what it takes to deliberately create the workplace culture we want. Among the most critical priorities I argue is our ability to not only face current reality but also to … Continue reading

Live life like there’s no tomorrow

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A colleague recently shared a link to Inspiration and Chai a blog written by Bronnie Ware, author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing.   Bronnie is an Australian nurse who spent several … Continue reading

Inside the Toolkit… The essential elements of success

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While writing my latest book The People Manager’s Toolkit I came across this quote that I ultimately used as a lead in to the first chapter, ‘People management — the foundations of success’: I believe the real difference between success … Continue reading