Leadership

No one cares how much you know

The world is changing rapidly and some estimate that the pandemic has accelerated the rate of change by as much as 10 years in some areas. One of those areas is in human sensitivity. We have all heard references to...

Leadership

Start the year with serenity

So the relief of saying farewell to 2020 wasn’t replaced by the hope of a new year but by the extension of lockdown measures across the nation creating another twist in the mental health roller coaster for us all. As...

Strategy

Don’t go setting goals for 2021 this Christmas

If you are like me, the Christmas break is a great time to take stock on what you have achieved in the year just ending and reset your goals for the year just about to start. It is a habit...

People

Listen, really Listen

Communication is one of the most important activities for any human being, yet I am not aware of communication being taught in any of our schools. 60% of effective communication comes not from the ability to speak but from the...

Leadership

The Pandemic, Resilience and the Leader’s Role 2

Up until a couple of years ago I never needed glasses. Now I need them pretty much all the time. We have been under the shadow of this pandemic for about 10 months now. I can notice, personally, slight changes...

Leadership

The Pandemic, Resilience and the Leader’s Role

Resilience is the capacity to bend in the challenges of life and bounce back. The challenges of 2020 mean that resilience is an extremely valuable commodity for you and your team but what can you, as a leader do to...

Leadership

When They Zig, You Zag

We have seen a number of tough financial times over recent years and it is always worth remembering that as well as the devastation these times cause there are also lots of people who flourish in difficult times. They are...

People

Why Recruiting Is Your Number One Skill

Question: When was the first motorcycle race? Answer: As soon as the second motorcycle was built. When did recruiting become the number one skill for a business leader to learn? The moment we started working together to form businesses. Of...

Leadership

The Top 3 Things to Look For In Your Next Recruit

Common sense is rarely common practice. The top 3 things to look for in your next recruit are obvious, but only once you know them and I bet they aren’t all on your list right now. You do have a...

Leadership

5 reasons recruiting A players is so difficult and 6 things you can do about it

 Scale Up Coach Ian Kinnery explores the concept of the A player; examine why your current hiring methods are unlikely to reveal any A players and advocate 6 things you can do about it right away. “Nothing matters more...

People

The Cost of a Mis-hire

There have been a lot of articles written about the cost of employing the wrong person. Some estimates put it at 15 times the base salary of the mis hired person. When you think about the costs of rehiring and...

Strategy

Reduce Staff Costs

We all love to get a bargain and get something cheap. This is a challenge when we apply it to hiring talent. It might seem sensible when a business is small to pay the least possible for the labour you...