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Your employee resigns – What you say and do next is important

Your employee resigns – What you say and do next is important

A while ago I wrote what proved to be a popular blog post about how to resign with grace. But what about the manager who gets a resignation? How should they behave? Sad to say, the commercial [...]

The worst boss in the world? That would be YOU.

The worst boss in the world? That would be YOU.

Horrible Bosses 2 is due for release next month. Which got me thinking about bosses, and work, and stuff. A popular belief is that the main reason people quit their jobs is because of pay. Not [...]

What it takes to be a thought leader today

What it takes to be a thought leader today

‘Thought leadership’ can be quite a nebulous concept. Ditto authority, personal branding, reputation, and expert status. While track record and demonstrated outcomes from your body of professional work will help your cause from an evidentiary perspective, [...]

The best job perk of all – do you have it?

The best job perk of all – do you have it?

I was reading a book written by Facebook for its staff when I saw something that genuinely excited and inspired me. It endorses everything I believe about leading high performance teams. It’s a habit Facebook embraces: [...]

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd [...]

The key skills needed to be a successful CMO

The key skills needed to be a successful CMO

Last month I wrote a blog post on how a digital marketing executive can get to a Marketing Director or CMO role. It raised a lot of debate about whether a specialist in any form of [...]

The dawn of the ‘Contsumer': Are you prepared?

The dawn of the ‘Contsumer': Are you prepared?

If the research findings by B2B Content Marketing Trends is anything to go by, then content marketing has moved from buzz word to an absolute must have for B2B companies. Given the sheer weight of information [...]

What makes an exceptional Marketing Manager?

What makes an exceptional Marketing Manager?

A big part of a company’s success or failure is directly tied to the effectiveness of its marketing efforts. Whether a company has a dedicated Marketing Manager, or they outsource marketing efforts to an agency, marketing [...]

Employee disengagement – and the remedy

Employee disengagement – and the remedy

The benefits of a highly engaged workforce are well known. When companies invest in their people – their EVP and their Employer brands – their staff are likely to be more committed. When the company communicates [...]

How to survive the gloom and doom coming our way

How to survive the gloom and doom coming our way

There is an economic tsunami coming our way. It might not hit as hard and abruptly as the GFC of late 2008 and 2009, but beware, it is brewing, and in many industries already here. You [...]