Category Archives: Driving Performance

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Q&A: Dismissing employees

Recently a client called me for a catch up and some advice on a situation they have with an employee. I regularly talk to businesses about the risks and costs of terminating contracts and following disciplinary processes. I’ll cover a few in this Q&A.

“If I have an employee with under 2 years service I can just dismiss without risk, right?”

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3 easy to use feedback models

As discussed in my article on 4 Top Tips to giving good feedback, giving and receiving feedback can be difficult. The opportunity to learn and develop as either the person giving or receiving feedback is great, however it is easy to get it very wrong and impact on not only the morale of the individual but also the relationship you have with them.

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What Leicester City’s Premiership Title can teach us about business

Whilst using a football analogy in my last blog post my mind began to explore (wander) to a conversation I had with my 86 year old Nan last week. Being avid Arsenal fans we were discussing the season and the current transfer/manager change news. Continue reading What Leicester City’s Premiership Title can teach us about business

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Expect the unexpected

There are certain scenarios that we all have expectations of.

The England football team will crash out of any international competition (sorry!).

The good old English weather will still turn flip flops into useless mini-surfboards in a sudden downpour at some point in summer (today’s weather was rubbish).

Or that Louis Walsh will always, always, go back to X Factor. Continue reading Expect the unexpected

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Where has all the productivity gone?

With the all the discussion around our growing economy, you would be forgiven for assuming that the move out of the recession has come from an increase in productivity.

Unfortunately not.

Since the start of the recession productivity in the UK has remained very low, the Office of National Statistics estimates 15% below the pre-crisis trend.

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