5 red flags that show you have an under-performing staff member
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5 red flags that show you have an under-performing staff member

A well-performing team can transform a good business into a great one. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you ensure your staff members are fulfilled and performing to the best of their abilities. Of course, you can do so by tracking KPIs and scheduling regular reviews, but a large part of ensuring your team is at…

Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal
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Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal

Here are 3 essential books that you need to add to your reading list. That is if you are looking for sound advice on how to manage difficult conversations (and people). I personally have all three books and regularly recommend them to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work or…

3 proven ways to hack your brain to embrace change
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3 proven ways to hack your brain to embrace change

Want to know how to embrace change in the workplace? Embracing change is one of the most important skills to have in this fast-paced, rapidly changing world. It’s not easy though, as we all like to do things our own way and resist outside influence or advice from others. As you can imagine, this is…

3 simple steps to prepare your virtual team for the long haul
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3 simple steps to prepare your virtual team for the long haul

I don’t know about you but with a third lockdown enforced in the UK, and a second strain running rampant, we think it’s time to face reality. It looks like working at home is for the foreseeable future and, just like most of last year, we are still without a playbook for when things will…

5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)
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5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” , “why do they always come to me with any little problem?” , “why do I have to spoonfeed my staff?” These are questions that a lot of managers ask and don’t know the answer to, so this is what this article is all about. How can you encourage…

Master virtual leadership: 7 key differences between remote and face-to-face teams
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Master virtual leadership: 7 key differences between remote and face-to-face teams

The global pandemic has thrown a metaphorical spanner in the works when it comes to remote working. A mere few months ago, lawyers, accountants, and consultants were busy meeting deadlines, leading and managing their teams, and winning business. Now firms have had to become virtual and professionals have had a steep learning curve when it…

6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance
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6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance

If you are going to make it successfully up to equity partner and beyond, you will need a high performing team working for you. A high performing team doesn’t happen by chance! If you are going to lick your team into shape, you have to be prepared to have difficult conversations about performance with individuals…

5 simple ways to unlock the productivity of your team and help them take the initiative
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5 simple ways to unlock the productivity of your team and help them take the initiative

Do you hear complaints from colleagues about their staff not taking the initiative? Do you have a team that just doesn’t seem to have any initiative? Or do you just want to know how to get people to take the initiative? If only they would do what is obvious to you – life would be…

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