Managing others

How to safely let an under-performer know there is a problem

You’ve been given the task of sorting out an under-performing member of your team. (Oh, joy!) Partnerships being what they often are, this person has been allowed to under perform for years. However, you’ve been given the ‘delightful’ job of getting them to perform as required, or exit them. Ouch! Has this scenario happened to …

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3 books everyone who hates difficult conversations needs to read

Here are 3 great books which I suggest you put on your reading list to help you deal with difficult people and conversations. I have all three books and regularly recommend to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work, or difficult conversations they know they need to have. Crucial Conversations: …

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6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance – Part 2

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 a difficult conversation about performance with …

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6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance – Part 1

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 a difficult conversation about performance with …

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7 tips to build a team you can rely on and trust – part 2

What’s worst than winning a juicy piece of work? Realising you don’t have a team of people who you can reliably delegate down to and trust that they will deliver to the required standard in the time you have allocated… So, what can you do to build that team around you? In the last part …

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7 tips to build a team you can rely on and trust – part 1

What’s worst than winning a juicy piece of work? Realising you don’t have a team of people who you can reliably delegate down to and trust that they will deliver to the required standard in the time you have allocated… So, what can you do to build that team around you? In this 2 part …

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The 2 easy things you can do to increase your team’s performance

In our experience it is not impossible to get to partner without the support of a great team to deliver your client’s work. (Does that match your experience?) However, if you are going to take the next step up to full equity partner, you need to have built a very strong team supporting you. After …

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Team away days… an 8 point action plan to get them right – Part 3

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a …

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Team away days… Where do they go wrong? Part 2

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a …

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