How to Manage Workplace Stress

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. (William Henry Davies) I’m writing this blog the old fashioned way; with a paper and pen. I’m also sat on a beach, under a palm tree, the gentle sound of the sea in the background. Not that I’m trying […]

The Little Things that Make Leaders Great

Books, blogs and articles abound about leadership. How to craft a vision, be a thought leader, an inspirational leader, a motivational leader. It’s all about the big stuff. Up there, top level strategic stuff. All of course, necessary stuff. Leaders undoubtedly need to know how to determine the strategy, drive their teams to succeed, deliver […]

It’s not my job.

It’s not my job. I don’t do that. That’s their responsibility. We don’t get involved in that. We tried it once and it didn’t work We’ve always done it this way. It’s not in my job description. Yes, but….. It’s not my job. Have you seen this culture? One where everything is someone else’s problem, […]

Identifying Company Culture Killers

Crimes against company culture. I refer to the offense as involuntary manslaughter when organizations take actions that threaten their own culture. There is no malice aforethought when it comes to corporate culture; I merely don’t think that many people get out of bed in the morning and go to work with the specific aim to […]

The Cult of Employee Engagement

The Importance of Meaningful Work in Employee Engagement

Everywhere you look right now, there is an article on employee engagement. The last few years have provided a deluge of them and there is no sign it is going to slow down any time soon.There are forums dedicated to discussing it, experts in speaking about it, organisations promoting it. Companies are primed to help […]

Is There Any Value in Corporate Values?

Corporate Values. I bet your organization has some. Are they on a wall in a frame, in your employee handbook, displayed in reception, on your careers site, or even on the side of a mug or a pen? Do they have a whole section to themselves on the intranet? Does your organization live and breathe […]