3 ways to stay motivated despite movable deadlines

It is important to know how to find self motivation when you are dealing with unstructured timetables and deadlines that can change from one moment to the next. Unstructured time and changing deadlines can be very frustrating and can cause motivation to dwindle away. Motivation can also sometimes be difficult to recover in these types …

3 ways to stay motivated despite movable deadlines Read More »

But that’s the way we’ve always done it!

Change. This six letter word can strike fear in the hearts of many an employee. The thought of changing anything can be anxiety producing in some people. But businesses are dynamic. And for businesses to survive, they have to be flexible and they need to have the ability to react quickly. If an anti-change mentality …

But that’s the way we’ve always done it! Read More »

Can we remember everyone we work with?

Yesterday, an MD of a major FM company told me how difficult they find it to remember not just the names of their ever-growing team, but also their clients and those oh-so-important details about them all: their family, childrens’ names etc where they were going on holiday what they enjoy outside work their specialisms within …

Can we remember everyone we work with? Read More »

Useful techniques for giving feedback

Last week I highlighted the main principles of giving feedback, now let’s look at some useful techniques we can use in feedback sessions: Open-ended questioning Use open-ended questions to allow and encourage the person to give more detail and elaborate. Use words like: What? How? Who? Tell me? Avoid closed questions when you are trying …

Useful techniques for giving feedback Read More »

How to give tough messages

Providing feedback to staff is always tough, but if it’s constructive, you not only get the message across, but, build a more cohesive and capable team as a result. Constructive feedback is the only way to learn and develop—both personally and professionally. That means, you as Manager, have a responsibility to your staff to help …

How to give tough messages Read More »

Scroll to Top