Category Archives for Leading People and Teams

6 Reasons Why Teams Don’t Deliver

Anyone who has achieved any kind of success as a leader or manager can easily cite the contribution of teams to achieving that success.  At the same time despite this conceptual understanding many teams fail to deliver anything like their potential.  Why is this? Reason 1: Talk and Walk Not Aligned Most organisations talk about […]

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5 Secrets of Successful Team Working You Already Know

One of the things that fascinates me is that many leaders and managers know the importance of teams to achieving something significant.  At the same time there is a huge difference between knowing and applying what you know in practice. So what are 5 secrets to successful team working you probably know but don’t routinely […]

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Staff Engagement

Research suggests that having highly engaged staff results in productivity, profits and customer satisfaction being as much as 4 times higher than in companies who do not pay attention to this. In this short audio I share some thoughts on Staff Engagement. Duncan Brodie helps those in professional and highly technical roles to be come […]

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How To Disengage Employees

Most leaders recognise that employee engagement is not optional but essential to any organisation that wants to achieve significant results.  Yet some research suggest that it can be as low as 1 in every 5 employees in some organisations.  Trouble is when employees are not engaged, it is bad news on a number of fronts. […]

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The Reasons Why Leaders Struggle To Get Employee Engagement

Study after study seems to reveal that leaders really struggle when it comes to get employee engagement.  Trouble is that employee engagement is critical to: Achieving good quality service on a daily basis Making the changes in order to improve or just stay competitive Teams working together rather than in silos Customer, client  and service […]

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Winning The Support Of Others

In this recording from my weekly leadership and management tips series I share some thoughts on how you can win the support of others as a leader or manager. As always I value your own insights into what has worked well when it comes to winning the support of others. Duncan Brodie helps professional people […]

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Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time

I regularly post to the blog in the areas of leadership, management, team working and careers.  Like everyone else I like to track what is popular and what is not as part of my end of year review. So what have been the most viewed blog posts from Goals and Achievements of all time? #1: […]

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7 Barriers To Having High Performing Employees

Employees can really make the difference to the results that are achieved.  At the same time leaders and managers often do things that get in the way of having high performing employees.  Here are the top 7 barriers I notice. Lack of Clear Expectations Vague expectations of what is required of people leads to sub-optimal […]

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7 Reasons Why Leaders and Managers Should Look After Employees

How often have you heard the phrase trotted out “People Are Our Greatest Asset”   Probably numerous instances if you have been in the workplace for any period of time.  While there are some organisations that back the words up with action, the reality is that many fail to get the fact that employees are their […]

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15 Tips On Building Trust In Teams

Teams as we all know have the potential to deliver greater results than one individual could working in isolation.  At the same time a lack of trust is often one of the biggest barriers to team success. So what practical steps can you take to build trust in teams? Avoid The Seniority Trap Once upon […]

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