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Conducting an effective performance review

Want to know what makes an effective performance review? The annual performance review (or performance appraisal) is still an excellent way to deliver constructive feedback to your employees. For many managers, conducting a review is mostly seen as a box ticking exercise and so it’s usually hugely undervalued as an effective method of motivating and … Continued

Performance Appraisals And Managing Difficult Conversations

As managers and leaders at some point we are all going to have to deal with performance appraisals and while these should deliver no surprises to the employee, it is at these times that it helps to have additional expertise and insights when it comes to managing difficult conversations. To get some insights into appraisals … Continued

Using a Leadership Framework

I was recently asked by a client to help them work on their leadership style and to give pointers on how to lead effectively. My first question was to ask what their framework for leadership is. They had not considered that they could (and should) have a predominant framework through which they were leading. Having … Continued

Never Let A Misogynist Be A Leader

Donald Trump’s comments before a TV appearance in 2005, in an old recording carefully released just before the second TV debate, have ricocheted around the world. Some people have been very shocked. Some say they are not surprised, claiming that he has always flaunted his disregard for any notion of compassion, good manners and respect … Continued

Paralympics, leaders and role models

I usually warn people against using successful Olympic athletes as role models. That sounds strange, I know. What better role model could you have? Someone – usually from an ordinary background – who has worked so hard to achieve their goal and seen it all pay off with a place in history. It shows you … Continued

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