It’s time to plant a tree

It’s time to plant a tree

Reading Time: 2 minutes | OK, it’s Christmas and  you might plant a Christmas tree, then you could decorate it again and again, saving time, money and the planet. No, actually I mean it’s time to plant a metaphorical tree.  How many times have you said to yourself in the last few months, “I...
Are you the nightmare boss?

Are you the nightmare boss?

Reading Time: 3 minutes | How many times have you taken on a new member of staff and heard them say that their previous boss was a nightmare (whilst thinking that you’re not)? It’s OK, your staff like you, they seem reasonably happy and get on with things………until they leave, and...
3 ways of destroying staff morale and your bottom line.

3 ways of destroying staff morale and your bottom line.

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Is it you that affects your team’s performance and staff turnover? The answer is, of course, yes! But are you doing it the way you think?  “But I’m a great person to get on with, and I don’t cause staffing problems”. Being the bad or grumpy boss may not be the...
Breaking (bad) habits

Breaking (bad) habits

Reading Time: 4 minutes | Feast or famine business development normally leads to demotivation and stress.  Some give up at that point, others slow down, then go frenetically busy again starting the cycle again. As you are the result of what you regularly do (e.g. your habits),if you need to...
Team motivation

Team motivation

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Of course you know that team motivation is important, and you are always thinking about ways to improve motivation in your team. What is the best thing you’ve ever done to improve team motivation, and was it enough? How much time do you spend considering the different...

Who is listening to your staff’s conversation?

Reading Time: 2 minutes | Are your staff letting you down, without realising? When visiting a local shop and pondering over my choice of red wine I was unable to avoid hearing two staff talking and saying what they thought about their employer. Shall I just say it was cringeworthy and would...