poor performance

Practical approaches to avoid poor performance from your team

One of the harder aspects of leadership is effectively dealing with poor performance. It might be that a team member is: Not pulling their weight Not meeting deadlines Creating conflict or involved in conflict with someone else Chronically late or absent Not meeting sales targets And the list goes on… As a leadership coach, IContinue Reading

performance conversations

Keys to having effective performance conversations

Hands up if you’ve ever been excited to have performance conversations. Anyone?  Not many people enjoy engaging in them, either as an employee or as the leader. They feel so forced and awkward in their calculated orchestration.  As leaders, deep down we know that performance conversations can be valuable. And they are, when they’re doneContinue Reading

Feedforward

Feedforward: what it is and why you should care

This week’s Coach’s Questions Blog is written by Padraig Coach,  Kathleen Cameron. Think back to a time when you were feeling really proud of your work. Now imagine that just as you were flying high on the satisfaction of a job well done, a colleague pointed out something you should do differently next time. WhileContinue Reading

Performance Conversations

How to have a performance conversation (today)

We’ve talked before about how to turn difficult conversations into essential conversations. You know, the times when you should talk with someone about something but you just don’t want to get into the discussion because it could get ugly. Unfortunately, staying quiet to avoid conflict or upset can backfire. Not only can things get worse,Continue Reading