Wogan to Evans

Reading Time: 2 minutes | Sir Terry Wogan is stepping down from his breakfast show and being replaced by Chris Evans. Is this a great case of succession planning? One experienced broadcaster is being replaced by an experienced colleague, albeit, a younger and more maverick one! If a key member...

Overtime allows PCs to double salaries?

Reading Time: 2 minutes | Britain’s police constables are in some cases more than doubling their salaries by making large overtime claims. “12,000 PCs claimed more than £6,000 each in overtime last year – a 20% increase on their salaries” (The Independent – 17...

Ask and listen.

Reading Time: 1 A successful business person will ask the opinion of their team, scary? ~ They probably know the job better than you. ~ We all like to feel included, both you and them. ~ You can keep them focussed on where you’re trying to go, and not get bogged down in too...

When did you last say thank you?

Reading Time: 2 minutes | 2 words that go a long way! When times are tough and budgets are stretched, most business owners and managers find that they have less opportunity to reward their staff, and yet overlook one of the simplest things they can do. One of the most over looked things you...
The appraisal

The appraisal

Reading Time: 2 minutes | The annual appraisal, in many firms, has become a huge ritual, lacking in belief or enjoyment by either party. Can “the appraisal” really improve performance in your firm? If so, how can you change them so they help you, in time for your next round of...