4 reasons why a positive attitude beats aptitude

4 reasons why a positive attitude beats aptitude

You may have heard the saying “altitude determines your altitude”. It means that attitude will determine how successful someone will be, rather than just their ability. I have come to believe that a positive attitude is far better than a high skill level, in many situations. I’ve seen leaders make excuses for disruptive team members […]

4 subtle signs that your team is overworked

4 subtle signs that your team is overworked

In the hustle and bustle of work, it can be easy to get into a situation where your team has too much work to do. Obviously this isn’t a great place to be. Overworked team members become stressed. Stress causes bad behaviour, low motivation and general unhappiness. That’s not the type of team you want […]

5 ways to get your first leadership role

5 ways to get your first leadership role

Last week a reader, Beth, asked me this question: “I’m interested in learning how to become a manager. So far, I haven’t had a proper leadership position. What do you think is the best way to become a manager?” Great question! As someone starting out, knowing how to become a manager can be tricky. One […]

Why leaders overlook poor work performance

Why leaders overlook poor work performance

I can’t count the number of times I have observed poor work performance being ignored. When it’s not happening in your team, it’s easy to point fingers and say that other people aren’t doing their job. In the harsh light of reality, there are a number of reasons why poor work performance may be overlooked […]