"Well in MY Opinion..." A lot of managers use this very phrase to impose their thoughts or decision on subordinates. It is a cop out from justifying their view. A manager many not need to explain their reasoning, but if they want their subordinates to have belief in them, they had better learn to convey justification and reason to their people.read more
For some people in a position of 'power', they often confuse Leadership with Greedership, a 'win at all costs' mentality. Certainly, determination and tenacity are commendable traits in a leader, but a habit of 'never giving in' and a lack of self-doubt can lead to self-annihilation.read more
Everyone makes mistakes. A person who never made a mistake, never made anything. That is not to say that you can make mistakes all the time without redress, but there will be a time when you make a mistake. There is nothing wrong with that.read more
Does your Boss provide feedback which is a waste of time? Is it full of inconsistencies and negative irrelevance?
How many of us have taken part in an annual appraisal or performance review to find that you have to remember everything from the past year? Even once a quarter is difficult to recall the previous three months. For many businesses the annual review is a tick box exercise, something that has to be done. How wrong an attitude is this!?
OK, so you may not know how often your Boss changes their underwear, but does it feel to you as though they change their mind more often than they do change underwear?read more
How many of your employees have come to work inspired today, full of trust and confidence in your abilities as a... hmmm... as a what? What are you? A Manager? A Leader? Both perhaps?read more