Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

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We all have blind spots, we may even carry a deep-rooted unconscious bias of which we are blissfully unaware.   As a leader, we not only need to understand others, but more importantly, we need to really know ourselves. Self-awareness is critical when understanding how others may see or engage with us.   The pathway to being more self-aware is not just about self-reflection, it often involves other people and asking for feedback.   “But where do I start? Is it healthy to open that pandora’s box? What will people think about me? Am I opening myself to judgement and criticism?”   These are all-natural fears and barriers that could stop us from pursuing true enlightenment. That is why it is essential to engage someone you trust to have your…
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Red flags that indicate your top performers are about to quit

Red flags that indicate your top performers are about to quit

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Top performers.   Every company has them. They're the ones who bill more, go the extra mile for the company to succeed, and demonstrate significant behaviours and values.   It would be best to keep them achieving and hitting the company goals.   But they might not be performing the way they used to? How would you recognise if they are unhappy or looking elsewhere? Are your companies' top performers showing any of these signs? It might be time to take notes and investigate. Lost the meaning of work It's clear the top performers are an asset to the company, but if they can't understand how they contribute, this can be an issue and cause them to lose meaning in their work. Employees should understand their position in the company but sometimes…
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Hybrid Working – Start with the end in mind

Hybrid Working – Start with the end in mind

Recruitment, Wellbeing
Did the COVID pandemic force you into hybrid working overnight with little time for planning and preparation? If you are still considering your longer-term options you would do well to heed the advice of Stephen Covey to “Start with the end in mind”. This might be more than one thing, like saving money, retaining staff and ensuring good customer service….  it could be a minefield for the unwary. So how can you do this successfully? In 2014 I was part of a project team responsible for moving hundreds of employees who were office-based over to hybrid working. The skilled workforce had to be retained and customers could not see any impact on service. Lessons learnt were as follows: Spend a significant amount of time talking to managers about their teams…
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Wellbeing – What can you do about it right now?

Wellbeing – What can you do about it right now?

Wellbeing
The definition of well-being…… “the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy,” BUT is this what people really mean when they talk about “Well-being-”? There is a confusing proliferation of items discussed under the umbrella of Well-being issues”. CIPD research shows that the main risks to employee health are now psychological, with mental ill-health and stress being two of the top three causes of long-term absences. If you are an employer, you should be paying close attention to this as this could seriously damage the health of your business, you also have a duty of care for the physical and mental health and well-being of your workforce. So, what can you do about it? Be observant If you are in the office, take a look around. If you are at home,…
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Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

Recruitment
Internal job applicants who are rejected end up quitting. Applicants are nearly two times as likely to leave their organisations compared to those who were either hired for an internal job or had not applied for a new job at all. So why is this? There is no better sigh of relief when hiring manager’s see the resume of an outstanding internal candidate land on their desk as they can fill the job immediately. The reason for this, current employees know the organisation, they require less coddling to get up to speed. There is no extra cost of external recruitment, making it cost-effective.  It also promotes to other internal employees that they have the opportunity to develop within the organisation, making employees stay long term. Manager's can expect to receive an…
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