Truth and Lies: It’s empathy that communicates

17 November 2020

How can the president of one of the most powerful nations on earth tell some 20,000 lies and still grow his support? Three questions to engage your team

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Three questions to help your team become more productive

10 November 2020

Productivity is not an accident; it emerges from a commitment to planning and effort. Here are three questions to help engage your team on the journey

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Employment contracts: Welcome don’t overwhelm

3 November 2020

Our detailed, legalistic contracts suggest we don’t trust you, and you probably shouldn’t trust us. Learn to write contracts that welcome new employees

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Supervisors: Don’t throw them in the deep end

27 October 2020

The most difficult promotion is from team member to team leader or supervisor. Give your supervisors and managers the training and support they need

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Nine workplace lies: Finding a better way

20 October 2020

Nine lies about what employees care about and look like and what (we think) they need. Dipping into Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall’s new book

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Operating instructions: Employees as machines

13 October 2020

Employees should not be treated like machines. But we should not give them less attention and respect than we give to the machinery we depend on.

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Is it Spring in your business? Celebrating small victories

6 October 2020

This side of Covid-19, the pressure is on to perform. But pressure cannot be maintained forever. Stop to celebrate small victories with your team

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Handling difficult employees: A step-by-step guide

30 September 2020

A step-by-step guide to turning difficult employees around (or dismissing them)

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A bad hair day for Employment Equity

15 September 2020

There is no normal in employment. Embrace your differences. Within your diversity lies your competitive edge

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Employment Equity: Why? Why not? How?

11 September 2020

Employment Equity and diversity make business sense. They succeed or fail because of the hiring/training/promoting decisions managers make every day

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