Lack of appreciation is a major factor in people leaving

Whenever Matt did a great job achieving his targets, his boss thanked him and added a but. “Well done, BUT keep it up next quarter, we are not out of the woods yet,” he would say. Everything after the ‘but’ drowned his appreciation for the excellent work Matt had done. His boss was old school. … Read more

How investing in professional development can help retain talented people

The day after Glen started in a new role, his employer lost their largest customer and a significant part of their recurring business. Part of his motivation in taking the new job was the opportunity for professional development it provided. He wanted to lead a transformational sales organisation and deliver successful major deals. Now he … Read more

How to Use Your Superpower as a Blessing not a Curse

Lance’s critical thinking superpower was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing that had served him well in his earlier career as a subject matter expert because he could solve even the most complex problems. But now he was an executive, his critical thinking ability had turned into a curse. His peers … Read more

Three Steps to Help You Secure Your Dream Job

Are you in your dream job where you get paid to do work you love? It could be a reflection on life after the pandemic or other factors, but there is a current sentiment of people thinking it is time for change. If that is you or someone you know, you may be interested in a … Read more

Positive Energy is the Greatest Predictor of Success for Leaders

I am excited about timely research showing the greatest predictor of success for leaders is positive energy: the energy exchanged between people that helps uplift, enthuse, and renew them. It is not charisma, influence, or power. It is not personality, attractiveness, or innovative genius. In the HBR article, The Best Leaders Have a Contagious Positive Energy, … Read more