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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Lessons in leadership: An eight-year journey

1 September 2020

‘The role of a leader is to produce more leaders not more followers.’ Simply Communicate’s Birthday thoughts (with help from Ralph Nader and Benjamin Zander)

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Smoking & Employment Equity targets: Policing vs managing

25 August 2020

Policing is easier than managing. Poor managers set rules that are easy to police. Good managers work with the strengths and challenges of individuals.

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Retrenchment in a time of crisis: It’s all about relationships

21 August 2020

Isn’t retrenchment complicated and time-consuming? Yes, it takes time, but it’s not complicated. Make communication part of your organisation’s DNA

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Three steps towards managing remote performance

12 August 2020

Managing performance is as important as ever, just much more difficult. Three steps to keep staff motivated and get the results you need.

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