Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s good for business!

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Michael Dell cites curiosity as the number one skill needed by business leaders for succeeding in challenging times. [Source: 2015 PwC survey] This got us thinking. Leaders are – consciously or unconsciously – role models. Their behaviour will be replicated throughout the […]

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People don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

                  Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Worse still, the good ones are always first to go. Common reasons for good people leaving ‘managers’ are: being overworked, […]

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Coaching from the top – the soft stuff is really the hard stuff

“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them but by lighting a fire within them.” (Bob Nelson) In a work environment, coaching is simply a form of organisational intervention that can facilitate organisational and individual change. When day-to-day management practice is based on coaching principles, progress is made. The […]

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