The Neil Diamond Effect – Managers Engagement

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After some time and more great songs those on the elevated seats around the arena started to get off their seats and dance. It started slowly with only the first couple of rows dancing, this was followed up with a ripple effect until the majority of people in all the rows were up and dancing.

It was interesting to watch the engagement with his audience and how time, influence or maybe confidence took over and Mr Diamond had the majority of people on their feet.

The Bike Shed Effect

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Why are Managers not owning unproductive meetings, are they enablers? Is there a culture within your business that silently promotes this… Qui tacet consentit, – silence gives consent.

Six simple truths to getting over the Bike Shed Effect in meetings…

The 3:2 Management Model

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The Step up mind-set is the key to setting you apart from the other managers. The step up mind-set does as it says on the tin; it puts you in a position to step up to the next level whether this be a role change, career promotion or enhanced performance.

Your Reputation Exceeds Your Reach

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A lot of companies will allocate a large part of their spend on advertising and marketing, looking to ensure that their brand is exactly aligned to their wants and wishes.
Individuals will allocate a lot of effort and time trying to ensure that their brand is aligned to their own wants and wishes.

Tesco forgot their customers

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It’s been reported today (14th of October 2014) by the BBC that Supermarket giant Tesco has asked three more executives to leave their posts as the fall-out continues from its £250m profit guidance overstatement. They take the number of suspended executives to eight.

Watch – Manipulation vs Inspiration

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As a manager, are you aware of how to get the best from your employees in an ethical and rewarding way? Margo discusses the difference between manipulating employees versus inspiring them to get the job done and how to tell the difference between the two!

Work-life balance? Get real…

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Why do you work late into the evening and all weekend and then complain… I haven’t seen the children, partner, friends, family etc. For some you feel you have to work late… the company culture dictates it, promotion depends on it, income depends on it and so forth. This is very true of males and females with or without children.

Collaboration – Foe or Friend

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People don’t understand how to collaborate. … and in particular what happens is under pressure people revert to type, so at some point the person might have been taught how to collaborate but once they’re put under pressure for whatever reason, they will revert to aggression rather than collaboration”.