10 tips for managing a new team

For the purpose of this post, let’s assume that the whole team is being formed for the first time. So your employer is taking on a new project, or has won a significant contract, or is setting up a new venture. If you’ve been selected to lead this team, chances are you’ve been involved in… Read more

Reflection exercises: writing from the future

Reflection is essential to make sense of our everyday lived experiences. Without reflection, we’re doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over. Reflection helps us process our experiences, thoughts and feelings; we can spot patterns of behaviour that may be helpful or unhelpful. With methodical reflection we can begin to plan new and more… Read more

The benefits of a weekly review

Most of us are aware of the need to plan ahead. We set personal goals on New Year’s Day (remember that?) In business we set objectives (KPIs, OKRs or whatever) for the year, quarter or month. At work we create charts for projects, showing what’s got to be done by whom and by when. We… Read more