Thoughts From Our Heads

Thoughts From Our Heads

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Making Work-Life Balance Work

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Holly Fenton

I had an interesting chat this morning with the team at Dubai Eye Business Breakfast on work-life balance. Most knowledge workers go to an office for a set number of hours, much as we have done for the past 50 years. The difference now is we are...

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What biases do you have?

Wednesday 28th August 2019
Holly Fenton

This is always a question that makes people uncomfortable. The instinctive response of most is, I don’t have any biases. And that may be your initial thought too. But we all have biases.

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HR Policies you will Envy

Wednesday 8th May 2019
Holly Fenton

How progressive is your company when it comes to its policies and procedures? In the industrial revolution the concept of clocking in and clocking out, closely monitoring work and a ‘Taylor’* management style of rewards and punishment was born....

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5 Steps to Driving Engagement

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Holly Fenton

Engagement is the ‘emotional commitment that an employee has to an organisation and its goals’. Engaged employees care about the work they are doing and as a result are more productive, look after customers better, speak up more when things go...

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7 Steps to Becoming a Better Manager

Thursday 6th December 2018
Holly Fenton

You have done well in your role, over achieved your targets and you have been promoted to a management role. Now your role takes on a new dimension. You are no longer just responsible for your results, motivation and quality, you have other people...

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In Praise of Management

Sunday 12th August 2018
Holly Fenton

We often start training programmes with a discussion on the differences between managers and leaders and we typically get responses like this - "leaders inspire and motivate and managers instruct and punish", "leaders create opportunities and...

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