Stop leading on your poor performers

If your read my blogs, you might notice that there’s a bit of a theme happening here of me going on a bit of a rampage against managers not stepping up (yes, this is an extension to my last blog about being “too nice” as a leader ). I have had a few experiences of late, working with clients who have …

How to make the most of your time

Five minutes ago, I was in high school and I was worrying about whether or not I will be accepted into my university degree. Now, I have almost graduated university and my journey in the workforce has begun. As I think back on all of my time that has past, I wonder if there is anything that I would change? …

Workplace bullying – don’t be a silent witness - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Workplace bullying – don’t be a silent witness

A study completed by Andrea Adams titled ‘Bullying at work: How to confront and overcome it’suggests that being bullied in the workplace is more stressful than all other workplace stressors and job demands combined. Her research shows that workplace bullying is life consuming and can affect victims long into their futures. A recent study on 500 employees over a 12 …

Can you tell someone that they smell? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Can you tell someone that they smell?

Feedback – it is the greatest gift and the greatest nemesis in our business communications! If you have a team of people, feedback is a must to ensure the individuals ongoing development but also to support a healthy culture in the workplace, yet it is a skill many leaders, even very experienced leaders, do not possess. But it can be …

Why are you keeping your team off social media? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Why are you keeping your team off social media?

How often do we hear that HR don’t get a seat at the table, or that they aren’t seen as adding value at an executive level? Whilst this argument was a lot more prevalent a few years ago, the topic of conversation is still around today. As I was sitting at the SHRM17 pre-conference session about Social Solutions for HR, …

Playing the biggest game of your life - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Playing the biggest game of your life

Did you ever have that feeling that you were made for something bigger but you just couldn’t quite work out what it was?  And even though you heard that voice deep within you silently steering you in the right direction you shut it down before it got too loud or had others shut it down for you? This is me.  …

The one person in the organisation responsible for employee happiness

I recently attended SHRM17, the biggest HR Conference in the world, and it was here I found my most favourite theme of any conference I’ve ever been to. I’ve heard it before but it’s never resonated as strong as it has in the sessions I’ve been to the last two days. HR are not responsible for an individual’s happiness and …