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How to deal with bullying in the workplace…

Unfortunately bullying isn’t just confined to the school playground. For many bullying in the workplace is a reality and something they have to endure on a daily basis.  As the recent expose of Harvey Weinstein has shown someone in a position of power has the ability to use that power to their advantage, to bully Read more about How to deal with bullying in the workplace…[…]

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How to manage a remote team.

Since we moved to a virtual working model in 2016 the question I get asked the most is, ‘how do you manage people when they’re spread all over the country?’  And it’s a valid question, and one that will no doubt be asked of leaders more often in the future, as more organisations implement remote Read more about How to manage a remote team.[…]

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Management or leadership? Four words that will help you decide.

I often get asked what’s the difference between management and leadership. For me each is characterised by just four words. You can spot a manager a mile off because they operate through the four P’s – Position, Power, Policy and Procedure. Managers rely on organisation charts and structures for their authority. They’re the boss because Read more about Management or leadership? Four words that will help you decide.[…]

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Snow, strikes and the HR headache

It’s been hard to escape the news of the Southern and tube strikes taking place this week, they seem (at least in London and the South) to be covered by every news outlet.  While the disruption they cause to workers is easily seen, for those working in HR or within leadership they add another complication.  Read more about Snow, strikes and the HR headache[…]

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Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?

One evening recently I was busy in my kitchen and caught the back end of a radio debate. If I heard one speaker correctly, over 50% of London employers admit to checking out potential employees via social media. If that statistic is true it is a sobering thought. This is not, of course, a new story. The Daily Read more about Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?[…]

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What makes a good social media policy?

The recent high profile case of SKY Sports and Eric Bristow highlights the issues faced by employers when their employees’ activity on social media brings them, as an organisation, into disrepute.  But it isn’t always thoughtless comments and damaged reputation. In 2009 a video of 2 Domino’s pizza employees ‘playing’ with food went viral, resulting Read more about What makes a good social media policy?[…]

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Leaders beware, there’s a mole coming…

In 2014 I had a new lawn laid. Not just some grass. A proper lawn. No expense was spared in preparing the ground and laying top grade turf. The sort of stuff they use for bowling and putting greens. It looked amazing. To keep it that way I embarked on a lawn care strategy. One Read more about Leaders beware, there’s a mole coming…[…]

The frightening statistics around retirement

Retirement, and particularly pensions, have been in the news a lot in recent times. As someone who can see 60 looming it is a topic of growing personal interest. The plain truth of the matter is we have a huge crisis looming and somebody, sometime soon, is going have to do something about it. Quite Read more about The frightening statistics around retirement[…]