Articles tagged with: Leadership


Benefits of Employee Wellfare

Categories // Leadership & Management, Business Development

Studies show that “happy” employees are 12% more productive in the workplace.


Ten ways to de-motivate your employees

Categories // Leadership & Management

Motivated - the term used by HR and business leaders when they explain how to keep their best employees and get the best work out of them. Keeping staff motivated isn’t always easy it would seem much easier to de-motivate them. So here are the top ten common mistakes to de-motivate employees.


How Important are Appraisals?

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // Leadership & Management

Appraisals bring a mixed reaction from staff. Some love them, others dread them and some it seems never have them at all! According to recent research by Enterprise Study a fifth of new employees did not receive an appraisal in their first year. It also found that of those people who had had one, 43 per cent had to request one, of which 27 per cent had to wait 6 months for it. 

These figures would suggest that organisations do not feel the value of an appraisal, so do they really bring value to your business? Are they worth the effort?



Optimising business opportunities during economic uncertainty

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Leadership & Management

Economic uncertainty can be devastating especially for smaller organisations, as you often don’t have the same tools and resources that large companies have to manage change. According to consulting giant Accenture, following these guidelines can assist you to manage uncertainty.


Solving the skills crisis

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // HR and Training

The FSB ‘Voice of Small Business’ survey revealed that small businesses still have difficulties finding suitably skilled staff despite a steep rise in unemployment. In order to solve this global crisis, businesses will have to look at new flexible approaches as a knowledge driven work environment makes it much harder to find the right person for the job, regardless of geographical location or business size.


Marketing: A changing landscape

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Marketing and Communication

The marketing landscape has changed significantly in the past few years with the shift mainly driven by new technology, changes in customer needs and the evolution of consumer tolerance.

A few years ago marketers were talking about customer relationship management and brand management to drive loyalty and retention. Fast forward a few years and the new buzz words are customer engagement and brand experience. So you may ask, what is the difference? Notice that these management words have evolved into less authoritative terms, engagement and experience.


Leading for Growth

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // HR and Training

More often than not growth is driven by leaders who inspire their teams to be more effective and to contribute to the overall goal of a business. On the other hand it is quite easy for leaders to get caught up in the business instead of focussing on leadership and growth.

If your business is doing just ok, but you’d like it to do more than just ok, it’s often more productive to take a step back and look at things from a different angle.


Why Bother Developing Your Leaders in a Downturn?

Written by // David Leyserman Categories // HR and Training

When asked for his verdict on losing the 1992 Presidential Campaign to Bill Clinton, George Bush Senior identified “the vision thing,” or rather his lack of it, as a major contributing factor. This notion that leadership is about a single leader with a unifying vision which they communicate, usually in inspirational Churchillian rhetoric, is an enduring one.