Managing Workplace Conflict for Employee Engagement: 5 Tips

Workplace conflict is a natural part of our working experience and something that we can’t really avoid. It crops up in so many forms and varying intensity. Workplace conflict is also a key factor in employee engagement. Or, more accurately, how it is managed is...

Leadership Culture: Is It Motivating or Demotivating Your Employees?

While discussing leadership culture during a recent training session, a participant asked me who needed to adapt: the manager to the team or vice versa?  Answering this, I spoke about the need for both parties to adapt to each other, as will team members to each...

Engaging Leadership Series: Leadership is Always Personal

It was a pleasant feeling coming across this phrase, ‘leadership is always personal’, in my reading this week.  Like many of you reading this, I have always believed this and hold it as an important value. Reading it brought me back to a time when I was working...

Engaging Leadership Series: Managing Poor Performers

Managing poor performers is always an issue every manager dreads.  Yet, it is a frequently occurring part of everyday management.  It happens all the time, in every organisation.   That doesn’t make it any easier to deal with though, does it?   Managing Poor...