Tag Archives | Employee Engagement

What’s your bigger picture? Or are you too busy to remember what it looks like?

One of the columnists I enjoy reading is Iqbal Wahhab founder of Roast Restaurant he’s an entrepreneur with not just lot of business savvy but talks great sense about UK PLC. An article he wrote earlier this year recounted a conversation with potential investors that would allow him to expand by adding a few new […]

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What lies at the heart of your business? Does it need any cardiovascular surgery? PART 2

Last week I likened the heart of a business to the human heart with its four chambers, the way that it beats, and the support systems and back end as the cardiovascular system pumping the lifeblood around the heart of the business and the business itself. And we mostly discussed the two ‘chambers’ of the […]

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Which Strategy Works Best…

Last week’s blog on the criteria we use for promoting people generated dialogue on how people will promote for fear of losing a ‘key’ employee, only to pay the consequences later for a variety of reasons. And how sometimes that fear can be because of the wealth of knowledge and experience that a person has […]

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Criteria for Promoting People…

As ever, my bathroom reading proved interesting again this week. An article in Management Today caught my attention. Entitled ‘The Indispensability Trap – Why being too good at your current job is a risk’, the following quote started me thinking … “Those who promote you make a leap of faith, a hope that you will […]

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Lessons From Commuting Chaos

Are you standing on the station waiting for the train with everyone else or taking your own lead? I’m fortunate that I don’t have to commute on a daily basis and so when there are significant train delays it’s an inconvenience but not a disaster … For the second time in as many weeks, there […]

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From Battlefield To Garden

In recent blog posts I’ve talked about business ethics, cost cutting and authentic leadership, plus the impact of these on employees, which – for more than two thirds of the work place – has resulted in burnout. This very much reflects the current situation in many organisations, even if its not obvious or openly admitted […]

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Employee Burnout

Is employee burnout something that you’ve experienced or witnessed in the past? Is it something as a business owner you fear might be happening to you? This week HR Director magazine published the results of survey where more than 200 HR directors cited employee burnout for more than 30% of employees … That’s nearly a […]

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What’s Happened To Authenticity?

Some time ago I wrote about ”Locked Down Britain” and how businesses are cutting costs so much they are impacting on the growth and sustainability of the business, the very thing they are trying to maintain through the constant cuts … Over the last month, in the UK and Europe, we have seen much in […]

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How Urgent Is Urgent?

As I write this, the World Economic Forum at Davos has just come to an end for another year. It’s a place where great world and thought leaders come together to debate the emerging issues of 2013 and their implications for the global economy and their industries … And I noticed that the Institute of […]

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Authenticity In Business

For some time now I’ve been talking to people about authenticity in business and in business leaders. It’s something that has to come from the top and is a quality, if you can call it that, or perhaps a behaviour of every manager within a business and really of every employee … Over the last […]

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