Managing others

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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Team away days… Are they just a waste of time and money? Part 1

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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A tip to ensure your team really understand

A lot what you say to your team is wasted, well it is for many professionals running a firm and a team of people. The result is that the team is less likely to be able to get on with the job that you asked them to do! That’s wastes your time, their time and …

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Who should be the best judge of your performance – you or others?

How you view your career affects how well you do, so view it the right way! I was having a conversation with a business contact I have known and respected for some years now, we hadn’t met for a while so the first question was the inevitable: Her response made me feel rather sad, as …

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Barriers to firm growth: keeping it all up in your head

For the 1st time ever I was heckled during a keynote speech. I know, it had to happen at some point… but despite my polite acknowledgement, it was a battle I couldn’t win at that point in time. So, what produced the emotion from my delegate? It was the suggestion that if firms are to increase …

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