Management writers often talk about the fact that we live in an increasingly VUCA world (which stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) and I think that few people would disagree with that. In this chaotic and every-changing world, one of the best things we can do to future-proof our careers is to keep learning.
So that may be about doing more reading or doing some of the excellent (and … Read more
Feeling engaged by your work is a necessary prerequisite for high performance, productivity, success and promotion. Of course, that probably doesn’t sound that surprising.
But if that’s the case, why do so few people enjoy their work? And, more importantly, what can you do about it? (Click the image below to bring up a larger version that you can download and save.)
Things don’t always go well in life. Your team may have been planning something for months – say a conference, a client pitch or any kind of major project – but it ends up going wrong. Of course things can go wrong away from the office too. A medical procedure accidentally endangers a patient’s life. A manoeuvre by the armed forces ends up in defeat. A mistake on an oil … Read more
I had a conversation last week with a client, the human resources director of a growing online business, who asked me what distinguishes top performers from the rest of the crowd. At first, I said that it’s a complex answer and that there are a range of competencies or skills that help high achievers to shine. But she (playfully) insisted on a top-of-the-head answer.
She said: “I know it’s not … Read more