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OK Managers who duck Staff Reviews are not OK

Employee Engagement – Why tolerate “OK” managers and then launch initiatives to be “World Class”? For many people the phrase ‘performance management’ cast a dark shadow of negativity over any engagement between leaders and the led. Employees know it is rarely used for the process of continuous consistent feedback; they see it as a formal […]






Employee Engagement, are you doing it well….enough ?

Managers: Fit for purpose and value adding now; and in the future? The quality of employee engagement is invariably a consequence of the management team’s’ technical knowledge, behaviours and people skills. Often less than it could be as some managers may have been appointed because of their technical excellence; with but a glance as to their […]






Employee Engagement; do well or duck?

The fork in the road; Getting comfortable with the discomfort of doing the right thing. At some point in the career of all successful leaders there comes a fork in the road. To truly embrace employee engagement, or just keep your head down. To the right is the darkness and mayhem of confronting the individual whose […]






Performance Review! Dark Dangerous Words.

Team Leaders; Being the best they can be; and able to help others to be the best they can be. Creating the habit of team member performance and feedback is one of the greatest challenges team leaders face during their career. It means they have to manage and develop people not like them; perhaps even people they […]






Performance Measurement: Flying in formation

Team Membership; Who decides and How is it decided? Answer; Team Leaders and Performance Management Over 1000’s of years people have selected places to live that are safe, sustainable and comfortable. Now that is possible in many places, other criteria have been identified; particularly in the workplace. By plagiarising Maslow we know people need to feel Safe; “have […]






My Performance Review.. Just make your numbers!?

Do People shape the Numbers: or do Numbers shape the People? What comes first the people; or the process? It is not uncommon for organisations to make huge investment in processes to produce historical, current and future management information “numbers”; because numbers tell you what’s really going on. People are often set one overarching task […]






6 People Skills Managers Need if Engagement is to Succeed.

The quality of employee engagement is invariably a consequence of the management teams’ technical knowledge, behaviours and people skills. Often less than it could be as some managers may have been appointed because of their technical excellence; with but a glance as to their people interaction skills. A solution is simple, but just not easy. […]






Better Engagement by Better Progress and Performance Reviews

Southampton, England. Business Improvement Consultants, Broxburn Drive Limited, one2onetracker: Release 6 Cloud Power: Evidencing individual team leader performance  Routine progress review meetings now include new user defined content, links to SharePoint documents and a more reports to illuminate what is really going on. Evidenced alignment of individual objectives with strategy, together with a mutually agreed record of […]






Enhance Performance by Employee Engagement; a good idea?

Many years ago I had a wonderful job title, Assistant to the Chief Executive; it was shorthand for someone he sent to help businesses where things were not going well.  To my surprise I discovered the root cause of most problems was limited to a small number of people who were, invariably, the senior managers. […]






Enhance Performance by Employee Engagement; Plumbing

Peter was a rookie CEO 9 months in and according to the Chief of Chiefs ‘not waving but drowning,’ I had been sent to help him. We had discovered the cause of his problems was some managers were not managing….with little or no feedback from their managers about the not managing.  One consequence of this […]