Articles

Can A Team Work Too Well Together?

Having a team that works well together is something that leaders obviously strive for.  We want respect, encouragement, engagement and team creativity.  Many leaders will try to avoid any form of conflict from happening, worrying ...

The Time To Innovate Is Now

All industries look to innovate in order to ensure they can respond quickly enough to customer demands.  Problems often arise if there’s a lack of speed in innovation.  And some leaders are concerned that few ...

Support For The Top Performers

As busy leaders in today’s environments, how should time by divided most appropriately to provide the support that will make a real difference to the team? Usually, when asked whether you should spend more time on ...

I Can’t Possibly Be Wrong!

Have you been in a meeting where you’ve tried to defend your position, but feel that you’re losing the argument?  Your voice may get louder, you start talking over and correcting others, or you go ...

Negative Beliefs Hindering Leadership

Beliefs are those things that you’ve decide are true for you, whether positive or negative.  Confidence in our abilities often comes down to what we believe about ourselves, even though we’re often not consciously ...

I Can Hire People Who Are Easier To Manage

"It’s OK, I Can Hire People Who Are Easier to Manage!" When taking on an existing team as a leader, there are all sorts of complications: learning about the characteristics of the team members; understanding the ...

I’m Not The Creative Type

I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me that they’re not creative.  Unfortunately, until a few years ago, that included me! My belief was set in stone for me when I joined ...

Is Coaching For Me?

Have you wondered whether executive coaching is for you?  Unsure what the procedure would be, and therefore feel uncertain about getting involved?  Well, hopefully the below will help. Coaching from Assiem Ltd is tailormade, uses your ...

A Group’s Lack Of Creativity

When you’re asked to brainstorm some new ideas, who do you invite to the meeting?  Are you inviting like-minded individuals, those you may have worked with before or you seem to get along with? This may ...

Dreading the Feedback Conversation?

The phrase “can I give you some feedback?” can instil dread in many a heart!  The next thought can often be “oh no, they’re going to make me look bad here”. A report for DDI by ...