Where your career goes to die…

Where your career goes to die…

Dear Margo  When others discuss my team I often hear “where your career goes to die, the career graveyard”.  I don’t take prisoners, and I have a high churn of staff. I am a middle manager with 3 direct reports and a full team of 17. I want to get the job done and...
The Neil Diamond Effect – Managers Engagement

The Neil Diamond Effect – Managers Engagement

Reaching out, touching you or NOT as the case may be for a lot of Managers. At a recent (July 2015) Neil Diamond concert I watched him (we were seated up in the heavens at the 02) reach out and touch his fans in a way that emotionally connected with them…....
The Bike Shed Effect

The Bike Shed Effect

Parkinson’s Law of Triviality is also known as the Bike Shed Effect.  It is based around an imaginary management meeting where the committee came together to discuss nuclear plant plans and other smaller matters. The nuclear plant plans were passed within...
The 3:2 Management Model

The 3:2 Management Model

On my last blog I wrote that I would be writing about High Performance Outcomes… however I’ve had a chance to think about this and thought it would be better to introduce you to the model in general first. Welcome to what may very well be your first introduction...
Your Reputation Exceeds Your Reach

Your Reputation Exceeds Your Reach

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...