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September 28, 2014

Remodelled your bathroom recently?

Imagine you ask a builder to refurbish your bathroom. It is nice to know when they will start, when they expect to finish, and if they encounter any significant problems that will affect the job. You don't want any surprises. You want to know when your bathroom will be ready. Your boss is the same.

September 21, 2014

Are you really a manager?

A friend unloaded on me the other day about her manager calling him a controlling *&%}@#!!! I said "Is he a controller or a manager?" She went quiet for a moment, and then said "He is a controller. I wouldn't mind being managed, but I hate being controlled." Think about your boss. Do you feel

September 14, 2014

Make the backscratching mutual

'No man is an island', John Donne (1572 – 1631) We all need help from time to time, and if you need someone to help you, make sure that your relationship with that person goes beyond only asking them for things. Communicate with them when you don't need anything, show respect for their work and

September 7, 2014

Plumbing before poetry

When you think of a leader, what image comes to mind? We have been given the somewhat false idea that successful leaders need to be out front waving the flag and exhorting the masses to follow the vision. However, if the masses are not that engaged, and most are not, there is something else to

September 4, 2014

Embedding Triple Wins in Corporate Social Responsibility -myth or reality?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can deliver greater value and higher impact for companies, countries and communities, provided there is clarity about the business case for CSR. While some argue that businesses are driven to 'giving back' to society because of guilt about 'taking' resources and skills and damage to the environment in pursuit of profits,