The world cup last week delivered some fantastic examples of teamwork and outstanding effort when the chips were down and the numbers are stacked against you.
Google the term ‘Corporate Culture’ and the web will return a myriad of academic articles referencing everything from ‘cumulative traits of human resource hires and their value orientation’ (I kid you not) to dress code and office set up policy. We have learned a lot about corporate cultures and the importance of valuing each one. […]
By Julian Leybourne, Founder and CEO, ICON Training Being able to adapt, change and be nimble has become increasingly important for any 21st century business, even those in more traditional or regulated sectors. It is vital to constantly look at new and improved ways to offer something that is relevant and beneficial for customers, […]
By Alessandro Porro, vice president of international at Ipswitch Twenty nations will do battle this autumn for the greatest prize in rugby union, the Webb Ellis Cup. However, a combination of the timing of the games and a trend towards device duplicity amongst staff is brewing up trouble for IT infrastructures this autumn. Group […]
Ask a room full of people the characteristics of the ideal leader, and it’s likely that you’d receive some broadly similar responses. Charisma, authority and decisiveness are commonly offered as crucial elements for success in leadership. Examine this in our daily lives, however, and the picture is less clear cut.
Over two weeks into market turmoil triggered by the plunge in Chinese stocks, pundits have offered no shortage of advice for everyone from retail investors to central bankers. But they have little to say for the executives and leadership teams responsible for making critical resource allocation and talent decisions for their companies.
Many business leaders will talk of the importance of a remote, mobile or flexible workforce but ask them to qualify what these terms actually mean and you’ll get a different response every time.
You’ve probably spent the last two months watching your employees head off on holiday and return to the office with glorious Mediterranean tans or tales of staycations and you must be thinking, if only I had the time!
Chelsea FC Manager Jose Mourinho hit the headlines recently as a result of his actions towards team doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn, who were both heavily criticised for running on to the pitch towards the end of the Chelsea v Swansea game on 8 August to treat one of the players, Eden Hazard.
Posted on 28th August 2015 in Leadership.
One of your staff members is on holiday – and you suddenly feel less burdened and are enjoying work more. When you look at your team you notice they appear energised and are getting more stuff done despite being one man down.
I believe that offering regular feedback to both your managers and employees, which includes conversations regarding performance and development, is extremely important in helping to support continuous learning in the workplace.
Job titles can hold a significant amount of power in the workplace. They often serve as status symbols within a professional environment, determining how an employee interacts and communicates with a fellow co-worker.