Helping Employees Engage Themselves

How to encourage employees to engage themselves in what they do! There is a problem with employee engagement. And I am not talking about the reports decrying the low levels of employee engagement in business globally.  The problem is deeper and more profound. It is that the whole premise of employee engagement is based on… Read More

Empowering Your Employees to Empower Themselves

How to create an environment that empowers people. As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet?In my travels from organization to organization, I talk with thousands of people every… Read More

The Cost of Employee Turnover

Losing staff can cost you more than you know! It is only in recent years that businesses have started to assess the cost of employee turnover. For many years it has not been an area of priority, simply because it wasn’t being measured and what isn’t measured isn’t valued. So what are some of the… Read More

Four Ways to Build & Maintain Employee Engagement

The risks and costs of allowing engaged employees to become disengaged, and how to avoid it happening. Everybody wants engaged employees who are committed, energized and enabled in doing their work.  We look at where we think different people are and pigeon-hole them as appropriate.  We forget, however, that they can move from one state… Read More

The Three “A’s” for Dealing with Conflict

Attacking.Abdicating.Accountability.  When dealing with conflict there are only three ways in which you, or your reports, can respond. These are attacking, abdicating and being accountable. Attacking – this is the first part of the “fight or flight” syndrome which we experience when we come across an uncomfortable situation. For example, we are in a meeting… Read More

How to Avoid Staff Turnover Impacting Your Teams

How to reduce the risks and costs of changes in your teams High staff turnover is a major cost and drain on an organisation.  Apart from the costs associated with recruiting and replacing an individual, a major cost (which is often under-estimated) is the loss of knowledge, expertise, insights and relationships. This becomes a real… 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

The Management & Leadership Development Imperative

The Management & Leadership Development Imperative Why Management & Leadership Development is a priority and its benefits. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions One of the top issues for CEOs is business growth; however the ability of the business to achieve this growth is being stymied by the lack of suitably skilled staff –… Read More

The Challenges of Middle Management

The Challenges of Middle Management by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why middle-management is essential for business survival and the risks you run of if you lose or alienate them. Middle management.  Often described as the ‘backbone’ of the company, they provide the continuity across the business and the key people for getting things… Read More

How to Keep Top Young Managers

How to Keep Top Young Managers by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Keeping top young managers – your future talent pipeline – is hard.  Find out what they are looking for so you can retain them for longer. You have spent a lot of time, effort, resources and money in getting the best young… Read More