Work-Life Balance: The Impossible Dream?

Ah, work-life balance. We must hear that phrase every day. Philosopher Alain de Botton said that “There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” I would say it is almost an impossible task; with the glow of technology we are all available 24-7. Not sure about you, but I often […]

What To Do When Your New Hire Is Not Working Out

You’ve offered the role and they’ve accepted. Hooray! But if you have ever hired someone who was clearly struggling after a few months into the job, you probably know that sinking feeling of wondering if you made a hiring mistake. Here’s five action points to help you make that decision: Action #1: Review Their Training […]

How To Manage a “Tricky” Team Member

I was sitting having a coffee with a client last week. He talked at length about his team and how there was a problematic team member. She’d been there a long time, really knows her work inside-out, regarded as a “high performer”, but constantly creates issues in the team. When they do speak to her […]