Your being nice might be the thing that stops your business from shining. “The Law of Crappy People states: For any title level in a large organization, the talent on that level will eventually converge to the crappiest person with the title. The rationale behind the law is that the other employees in the company […]
People and HR
Leading and managing isn’t GPS. Yet I’m seeing more people going into leadership roles with an expectation that there’s a definitive roadmap for every leadership question or dilemma.
If you try something and it works out badly, would you learn to do it differently next time? Oh the tedium of generic questions. Because the answer certainly shouldn’t be an automatic “yes”. Or “no”. Because the context is everything. I gave a CEO I was working with advice once not to sack a member […]
If you’re in a Senior Leadership Team, your CEO should welcome your contribution to the business at large. But you may find that contribution isn’t always welcome. Here are the two key reasons I’ve seen this happen. 1) The CEO is a closed book and thinks they have all the answers. Growth opportunity is the […]
Too much stress for anyone at work is unsustainable, and shouldn’t be normalised. But if there is regularly too much stress, it’s not necessarily the employer’s fault. Sometimes, hard to say, but you may just be in the wrong job. I’ve run and advised consultancies for most of my life. Consulting is an amazing job […]