Why are great managers so rare?

This article on managers makes for very interesting reading indeed!

Why great managers are so rare

Beck & Harter report that:

Gallup finds that great managers have the following talents:

They motivate every single employee to take action and engage employees with a compelling mission and vision. They have the assertiveness to drive outcomes and . . . → Read More: Why are great managers so rare?

Notes for job hunters

Although not core to my current work, I occasionally help clients with aspects of the recruitment process, either interfacing with recruitment agencies or, more commonly, using job boards such as Reed.co.uk. Through this and my previous roles running marketing agencies for twelve years, I have been directly or indirectly responsible for hiring many hundreds of . . . → Read More: Notes for job hunters

Emerging: Karen Storey

Young people facing an uncertain economic future need authentic role models to inspire them to achieve more than their forebears. Karen Storey is one such role model, as an article in the influential magazine Wonderland testifies.

As ever it is the back story which is most relevant to the challenges that her peers face, in . . . → Read More: Emerging: Karen Storey

Mental bias in strategy assessment

This is a really interesting article from McKinsey & Co listing eight cognitive areas that we should check when creating and assessing strategies. https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Strategic_Thinking/Hidden_flaws_in_strategy_1288

Lessons from Iron Men

The article below relates to the mental and physical training of top athletes in the gruelling sport of Iron Man. I think there are a lot of excellent insights that can be drawn from it for executives and entrepreneurs… I felt exhausted just reading about the process of developing top athletes!

What it shows is . . . → Read More: Lessons from Iron Men

Happy Chinese New Year!

Networking skills Prezi

If you find networking a chore, then take a look at this guide!

Networking: a framework for success in Business and Life on Prezi

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Attention runners!

Please enter the fun competition on my running blog to win a £40 voucher off sports equipment at sportsballshop.co.uk/, sportsbras.co.uk/ or etoyszone.co.uk/.


Creativity in teams presentation

Thank you to the MBA students at Brighton Business School yesterday who allowed me to share my thoughts on how to be creative in teams. I have enclosed the slides below in case they help augment the notes and if you have any questions contact me at david@rallystrategic.com.

Please do follow my suggestion in the . . . → Read More: Creativity in teams presentation

Massage in the workplace

Readers of my comments on the Management Today blog will know by now that I am a passionate advocate of employee engagement and of the tangible results that can be achieved by making incrementally small changes to the relationship between employers and their staff.

There are numerous easy and super cost-effective ways of achieving this . . . → Read More: Massage in the workplace