Middle managers can make or break agility

Agility requires a different way of working and traditional hierarchies can often be a major challenge, so changing the power dynamic across an organisation is vital

Can you really teach workers soft skills?

The recent increase in demand for so-called soft skills, such as communication and adaptability, has been inevitable. How to equip workers with these skills, however, is less clear-cut

Warning signs for high-growth startups

Recognising when change is needed can be the difference between success and failure when it comes to small companies undergoing rapid growth and expansion

Favouritism at work: what leaders must watch out for

One of the biggest problems with favouritism in the workplace is that managers are often unaware it exists. So how do business leaders tread the fine line between meritocracy and prioritising their favoured employees?

How to get employee recognition right

Employee recognition is the secret ingredient to successful engagement, but it is difficult to master

Is your crisis management plan good enough?

In the event of a crisis, business leaders must communicate effectively, with speed, honesty and compassion, in a bid to limit damage to their company

Hire vs inspire

Before blaming high turnover on HR or a talent shortage in your industry, you must consider whether you are doing all you can to keep your existing employees engaged

Millennial management: how they lead and want to be led

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As the millennial workforce grows and individuals rise through the leadership ranks, understanding how these employees want to be managed, and how they manage others, remains a struggle for companies confined to traditional ways of working