How To Deal With Bad Apples

How To Deal With Bad Apples

How To Deal With Bad Apples In the last few posts, I have been talking about what it takes to be a Great Place to Work. It’s all about trust and purpose. One of the questions I had recently at a speaking engagement is very relevant ‘What if you have a rotten apple...

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Questions To Teach How To Build Trust

Questions To Teach How To Build Trust

How To Build Trust I have trawled through online articles featuring best employers and companies with high engagement scores. I’m curious as to what others do, of course, and I can’t help but notice the negative comments some attract along the lines of “it’s...

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A crystal ball would be helpful

Hindsight versus foresight: When people ask me ‘have I got any regrets’, or ‘what would you do differently?’ I answer philosophically – we made a few mistakes – some very expensive ones, but we still had to try them – they were all part of the learning to discover...

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Curious about Strengths

Curious about Strengths

Some years ago I had my Gallup Strengths done (see previous post) since then everyone who joins RedBalloon has also completed the review… it is fun and insightful and really helps us as a leadership team to understand how to best get our people in ‘flow’. It is not a...

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The EOFY Budget Problem Most Companies Have

The EOFY Budget Problem Most Companies Have

EOFY Budget Problem Many businesses are busily planning for the new financial year. We are no different. We have our heads down, reviewing our performance, gathering data and imagining what next year will be like. And the team, of course, is who we are counting on to...

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