Aug 28, 2016 | If you work for a technology company you’ve probably heard the term agile development flowing around your office. You know, those processes and meetings that the ‘techies’ are involved in. In my little tech bubble, I tend to forget that a large percentage of people have never heard of it.
August 15, 2016 | I believe in the concept of employee engagement. I think focusing on employees is key in impacting success of customers and organisations. I love HR and the HR technology space trying to support this cause.
I’ve enjoyed being surrounded by it for the past 12 years… but recently I find myself annoyed.
July 8, 2016 | Have you ever asked past employees you’ve managed what they REALLY thought about you back in the day?
I decided to reach out and ask my direct reports in the past (that I have current contact information for) what they thought about my management practices.
June 16, 2016 | Scaling a company is hard for many reasons, but it’s the relationship of the people in your business and success that I’d argue is the most important. It’s also the most challenging – and it isn’t because we suck at harnessing our employees, it’s psychological. We can’t change it.
May 24, 2016 | I attended my first DisruptHR event this week. If you’re not familiar with DisruptHR – definitely check it out. With the plethora of events and conferences out there, we all struggle to choose where we to spend our valuable time, but this is a disruptive conference (ugh, sorry, I had to) that’s gaining quite a following. I’m not sure how the other regional events are, but I enjoyed and learned a lot from my Vancouver experience.
May 9, 2016 | When writing, I always ensure it’s about a topic I truly care about and something that excites (or annoys) me.
This time, I’m combining two topics I’m passionate about: management best practices and my favourite hockey team – the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 25, 2016 | Historically, a manager’s responsibility was black and white: get your team delivering results. If the team wasn’t delivering, replace the talent; if they were delivering, recognize them for their service every 5 years.
April 4, 2016 | If you can believe it, there are dozens of sites that curate stories about terrible managers. Websites like thatsmyboss.com and Reddit forums are spewing with terrible stories about managers worldwide.
Mar 28, 2016 | Roadblocks are a major component of the manager/employee relationship. As a manager, learn what you can do to mitigate these obstacles and strengthen your relationships with the team.
Mar 21, 2016 | People don’t leave companies, they leave managers. We’ve all heard it before, but we don’t think business leaders really believe it.
According to a recent Gallup study, 50% of employees leave jobs “to get away from their manager.” Ouch.