10 Ideas for Taking Time at Work to Reflect

10 Ideas for Taking Time at Work to Reflect

If you take 15 minutes to reflect at the end of the day, you can improve your productivity by 22.8%. That’s the conclusion of a study at Harvard Business School. Participants spent 15 minutes writing in a journal to embed their learning from the day, and produced...
Great Leaders Aren’t Always Great Managers

Great Leaders Aren’t Always Great Managers

People management is a crucial role, and it is different from leadership. Two weeks ago I wrote a LinkedIn post in response to a tweet from Simon Sinek. He stated: “Management is the practice of manipulating people for personal gain. Leadership is the...
The Best Business Books of 2017

The Best Business Books of 2017

Last month, I asked in my newsletter and on LinkedIn for your favourite business reads of 2017. Many thanks for your responses – here they are: Darla Fain-Reed: No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman Kristi Adams:...
What if the boss makes no decisions?

What if the boss makes no decisions?

As a manager, do you see your role as the expert, with responsibility for making key decisions? Do you find your people coming to you for those decisions, even when they know what to do? In one big British retailer they tried an experiment, asking the store managers...

Watch: Are you wasting your time?

Are your people doing things which produce no benefit to your organisation? How much time could your people save by ditching those pointless tasks or meetings that they only do ‘because they have to’? Interview with Henry Stewart by Lisa Minogue-White...