What really motivates your team? It’s not what you think it is

If we are motivated by rewards and incentives, why aren’t we more successful? That’s a great question and it’s one which Dan Pink addressed in a TEDTalk a few years ago.  The problem is that it’s still the same question that business leaders are asking right now.  Nothing has changed. Science has proven that incentives don’t work. …

What Makes These Women So Inspiring?

You don’t have to look very far to come across inspirational female leaders – they can be identified in almost every industry. These ground-breaking women are leading the way and creating change, although it wasn’t always this way. Let’s look at some inspiring women who dared to challenge with great passion and enthusiasm. Eleanor Roosevelt…

What happened to the Bell Curve?

The world isn’t flat, and you won’t catch a cold if you leave the house with wet hair (and I leave the house numerous occasions with wet hair!), and business performance does not follow the Bell Curve. This commonly used statistical tool and recognised performance management strategy has been proven to be a myth, and…

Using Brainpower in Marketing

The best and the worst thing about Marketing is that evolves so fast. Today you are on the right track, tomorrow there is some new and better marketing tool to use and yours is already obsolete. However, the great news is that staying on top of the new methods and applying them in your ongoing…

Turn Your Managers Into Performance Coaches

As workplaces become even more demanding in their requirements seeking innovators and over-achievers, companies are calling for a new type of manager to lead. They are looking for managers who have the ability to work as performance coaches as they lead their teams. Managers who can’t fulfil this role will gradually become redundant because they…