Traditionally, performance discussion focused on the past. While goals were set at the beginning of the performance cycle, managers all too often dreaded giving feedback or discussing developmental opportunities. Training departments have created and executed effective leadership development programmes. For many managers, it has paid off. They are comfortable providing constructive feedback. Guiding their team … Continue reading How to introduce career conversations
In 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared with MIT graduates: “People will try to convince you that you should keep empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” If you didn’t follow Cook’s advice then, you hopefully changed your approach this year. At a time when businesses are still trying to stabilise and … Continue reading Leading with empathy
Create a daily and weekly routine You may already have a weekly meeting where your remote team is discussing the current and upcoming projects. That’s great. Are you using these meetings to focus and tackle those issues team members have identified? Not only can these standing meetings keep everyone informed, you can also use them … Continue reading 4 Ways to strengthen your remote team
It’s a new year and most organisations have set their annual goals and divisions have cascaded down the goals. Over the years, line managers have become more aware how to create engaging goals for their team. At the same time, employees have become more outspoken about wanting meaningful projects and aligning roles with their values. … Continue reading Your employees want your attention
The new year is soon upon us. With that, individuals often create their New Year’s resolutions and organisations start their goal setting process. Applying the SMART approach to defining goals is nowadays standard. Still, we see employees working towards these objectives like a check box activities. Could purpose-driven goals make a difference?