How to deliver a killer 121

If you manage people you should be having regular 121’s with them. End of. Full stop. No debate. I won’t be shifted on this matter! What 121s aren’t are project review meetings – they should not be about status updates on projects and tasks. There are plenty of other places to talk about those things. The 121 meeting is all about the team member; their needs, their frustrations, their feedback, their ideas, and career growth are the topics of discussion. I cannot emphasise enough how terribly important these regular sessions…

What makes an inspiring leader? You need to stop bossing and start leading!

So, I hear you chorus, why do I need to be an inspiring leader? What’s wrong with just being a great boss??!! It’s a fair question, with a simple answer; because inspired employees are more than twice as productive as satisfied employees, that’s why. As Simon Sinek said in his TED Talk, ‘no one follows a leader for the leader. They follow a leader for themselves. They don’t require motivation to act because they’ve been inspired.’ In reality, the title of “boss” only signifies power over others. To be called…

Six Ways To Raise Your Leadership Game This Year

1.Think that becoming a better leader involves attending intensive courses, gaining years and years of experience, or getting your head stuck into a textbook? Well, not necessarily. These things can all have their place, but it’s very possible to raise your game in this first week of 2018, by making just a few manageable changes. If you’re ready to step up to the challenge, then read on. We’re going to look at six practical game-changers that you can get to work with right away. 1. Leave some unplanned time in…