Focusing on Strengths in Practice

Focusing on Strengths in Practice My last post was on finding out what your people are good at, to help them play to their strengths. So how can you put this idea into practice? Georgie Fienberg is the founder of Afrikids, an inspirational charity working to improve...

Get your People to Do What They are Good at

Are you and your people using your strengths at work? One of the simplest ways to make your people happier, and more productive, is to ensure they spend their time at work doing what they are good at. That may sound obvious but it is surprisingly rare. Based on asking...

Pre-approve It!

A critical part of great management comes from showing trust in your team’s ability. When it comes to projects where the team have guidance in place, pre-approve it. What is the key to creating a happy workplace? I’ve just a written a book with what I see as the...

Are You a Good Gardener?

When it comes to helping your staff grow, nurture is key, and how we do this is important to think about. Last Friday I gave a talk at London Business School to help launch their report on Employee Centered Management with HCL (a hugely inspirational Indian IT...