Five Ways to Create an Environment for Employee Engagement

Only employees can engage themselves. You can’t do it. All you can do is create an environment which helps people to be self-motivated and engaged.  Everyone is different, that is true, but there are common factors that are intrinsic to everybody’s level of satisfaction and engagement at work. Engaged employees voluntarily invest time, effort and… Read More

Creating Competitive Advantage Through Connection

How creating a “connection culture” can drive business results & the bottom-line We are all living and working in an increasingly volatile environment where accelerating change is the norm. This, with the fact that most people like to live and work within their comfort zone, can cause problems for leaders and their businesses as people… Read More

It’s What Is, Not What Might Be, That Matters!

How to build your ability to be objective. A common mistake made by managers is to equate what they think with what they know. But there is a world of difference, let me explain. At the core of this is being able to differentiate between the objective and the subjective perspective of the matter to… Read More

The 7 Ps – Seven Questions for Growing Your Business

How you can improve employee commitment and engagement demonstrate respect. When you are looking to grow your business there are three steps involved: firstly, determining what your business will look at a given point in the future; secondly, what the business currently looks like; and finally, how you are going to bridge the gap between… Read More

Leveraging Your Weaknesses

“Bad companies are destroyed by the crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them”  – Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel I know the commonly accepted thinking is that to be more successful you need to address and leverage your strengths, not your weaknesses. I have even written an article on this previously.… Read More