Posts Tagged: performance management

How to benchmark and improve your performance

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It’s already the middle of January and many New Year Resolutions are teetering on the brink of collapse. But fear not – there is one resolution that you can make which you will be able to keep because it requires little effort, is really interesting for anyone who is curious about how others behave and […]

The importance of workforce development

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The importance of workforce development should not be underestimated but in these days of funding cutbacks and emphasis on evaluating impact, setting up social enterprises and collaboration with the public sector it’s easy for people and their development needs to drop down the priority list. Perhaps people are seen as less complex or less essential […]

Knowledge sharing and silo working

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I attended a conference of associates yesterday run by Action Planning which was a useful and interesting day. One of the aims of the event was to build a more effective network of consultants and one of the action points coming out was to find ways of increasing knowledge sharing between the group of experts […]

Making time for planning

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As yet another deadline looms it’s so easy to lurch from one urgent task to another with an increasing sense of struggling to cope and an ever present feeling of “phew – another crisis narrowly avoided”. I’m convinced that some people are adrenalin junkies who need the thrill of near misses to keep them going. […]

Working in harmony

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I heard an interview on the Today programme this morning with a young British / Libyan woman who is in Libya to help ordinary people caught up in the current conflict. Her passion and motivation rang out as she stated: “I don’t care about the politics, they can all go blow themselves up for all […]

Performance managing the CEO – failure is not an option

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From conversations over time with many friends and colleagues who are trustees it is apparent that the most important and potentially frustrating and stressful relationship is that between the Chair of Trustees (and the rest of the trustee board) and the most senior paid staff member of the charity. Whatever the job title – CEO, […]