SEP 2019

You get what you give

If you're old enough to remember the New Radicals and their chart topping song in 1988 called 'You Get What You Give' Then you should be familiar with the concept, that what you put into something you will get out. Or put it another way, you reap what you sow. Despite these well-known expressions, some managers expect their staff to sow much more than they do themselves.

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JUL 2019

Lead from the front, don't stab in the back

Everyone makes mistakes. A person who never made a mistake, never made anything. That is not to say that you can make mistakes all the time without redress, but there will be a time when you make a mistake. There is nothing wrong with that. We all need to 'Take it on the chin' when it is our place to do so. However, the manner in which your mistakes are pointed out to you should be done in a tactful manner by your Boss.

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JUL 2019

Don't be weak, say 'thanks'

Words can have a big impact, and two of the most impactful are "Thank you". In day-to-day life these words make all the difference as to how you are perceived; forgetting to say them appears rude and that you take things for granted, whilst saying them demonstrates respect, and genuine appreciation.

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NOV 2015

Does your Boss provide Feedback to Throwback - Negative Irrelevance?

Does your Boss provide feedback which is a waste of time? Is it full of inconsistencies and negative irrelevance?

How many of us have taken part in an annual appraisal or performance review to find that you have to remember everything from the past year? Even once a quarter is difficult to recall the previous three months. For many businesses the annual review is a tick box exercise, something that has to be done. How wrong an attitude is this!?

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