Getting ready for APRs? Some self-assessment questions to ask yourself first

It’s Annual Performance Review time of year again for many organisations. APRs are amongst those conversations that everyone involved should welcome because of the value they bring. Instead, far too often people dread them. In fact, according to a 2019

Workplace vs home office – how to have a meaningful conversation

Heather here. According to BBC Radio 4 this morning, Next (the multinational clothes and homeware retailer) has reported one of the downsides of home-working as ‘missing the cauldron of creativity’ that happens when people are together. I don’t know if

Why leaders should use these four little words more often

‘How do you know if you’ve got the right strategy?’ asked the MBA student  ‘When you find out whether or not it worked.’ replied the Strategy expert.The group laughed. ‘I’m not joking’ replied the expert. ‘Strategy is about the future, and the

How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Midst of Covid-19

Last week I outlined the three key topics that leaders have highlighted as their primary people-related challenges right now: How to lead remotely How to have difficult conversations in the midst of Covid-19 How to maintain personal resilience and well-being