Why better questions mean better performance

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When it comes to performance management, it’s time we swap ticking boxes with talking to a human being. By enabling fruitful conversations, we can secure better outcomes for individuals and our organisation.

Achieving connection: The gold dust of high performance

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Connection is key for organisations; connected employees are engaged and better performing employees. Raising the level of connection with our team members requires re-adjusting our priorities and making impactful changes that can be sustained.

Performance management, without the tick boxes

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Cynicism and rancour surround performance management and the typical appraisal. How can we transition this tiring, bureaucratic process into a fortifying ritual? Quentin Millington shares eight guidelines for a more human way.

How to have great new year career conversations

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It’s that time of the year when many look for a fresh career adventure, be that a project, promotion, secondment or a new role outside of your organisation. Dr Helmut Schuster and Dr David Oxley, Co authors of A Career Carol, offer four principles for how to have open, helpful career conversations with your people.

Burning out of control: Are line managers in crisis?


Each New Year offers a chance to reflect on the one gone by, and 2023 has certainly been a chaotic and uncertain one. Although there are positive signs for the year ahead, we aren’t out of the woods just yet – especially for employees in the UK. In fact, the British Chamber of Commerce recently […]