Target Practice: Ways to Manage & Motivate Beyond The Annual Appraisal

Target Practice: Ways to Manage & Motivate Beyond The Annual Appraisal

In many organisations these days, a prevailing view seems to be that the best way to manage performance requires a structured appraisal system, formal annual discussions, complicated online form-filling and lofty-sounding ‘balanced scorecard’ KPIs. I’m not saying this doesn’t work – certainly an annual appraisal process is far better than not reviewing performance at all. […]

Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy? What Conflict Style Are You? And Is It Holding You Back…?

Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy? What Conflict Style Are You? And Is It Holding You Back…?

According to an article by The Guardian last week, doctors are so expensive to train and hire, they are ripe for replacement by machines. The benefits for not employing humans abound. No gripes about long hours, career blocks, trouble with consultants, conflict and local dramas  – and as for patient care… Business leadership books are littered with strategies […]