People leave Managers, not companies...True or False?

Being a Manager is a tough gig.  You’ve been promoted because you’re good at what you do, you’ve succeeded in your role and the next step is to manage a team of others and in turn support them to succeed. But being good at what you do doesn’t automatically qualify you to be able to handle the complex dynamics of a team and the differing needs of your individual reports.   Here’s our top 3 quick tips for being the manager people never want to leave.

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Help! I need to know the answer…

Creating a coaching culture where managers are able to have more meaningful conversations is a great way to accelerate performance and engagement.  We know this. But sometimes...

It can be really hard to stick to a coaching approach when your talent is asking you to just tell them the answer to their problem, or to give them the solution to a particular challenge. 

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Our top 5 tips for a great one-to-one

One-to-ones are crucial when it comes to effectively managing your people and understanding their goals, aspirations and drivers.  It’s also about building a relationship on a human level that brings out the best in everyone, supporting each member of your team to reach their potential.

Here are our 5 top tips to get you off to a flying start…

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Finding the Marginal Gains in your talent

Sir David Brailsford (former Performance Director of British Cycling) ‘professionalised’ the “aggregation of marginal gains.” He explained it as “the 1 per cent margin for improvement in everything you do.”...

His belief was that if you improved every area related to performance by just 1 per cent, then those small gains…

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Your perking isn’t working…

There’s a new dance craze sweeping the nation.

Only kidding. But seriously, are we still throwing money at problems like retention, engagement and performance? 2016 was a year of enlightenment. We learnt a lot. We found out that Millennials are really…

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