Who holds the power? You or your staff?

If you can’t fire them you can’t manage them Firing staff is a part of the job of being a manager. It is not the most enjoyable part – but it is most definitely an essential part. Yet many managers fear firing people. After all, the task is often known as a ‘having a difficult [...]

Why not firing an under-performing member of staff is cruel

Our workplaces today are full of kind, hard-working and well intentioned managers who are don’t realise that they are actually being cruel to some of their staff. They are allowing individuals who are clearly unsuccessful in results and attitude to remain, unchallenged, in their workplaces. Many [...]

The simplest way to motivate your staff

Keeping staff motivated is one of the key challenges for all managers and business owners. To help you there are lots of theories on motivation, but there is one action that stands out from the rest – praise. And what could be simpler than using praise to motivate your staff? However, according [...]