The gap between your intended and your actual leadership style

by Simon Thiessen on 30-Mar-2020 11:00:00

Intention and execution in leadership style

I work with many leaders who have great intentions. They go to work every day intending to lead their...

What is a leader? 3 answers that will make you exceptional

by Simon Thiessen on 23-Mar-2020 10:30:00

What is a leader? That's just the tip of the iceberg

This is a question we here repeatedly from participants in our leadership program. Usually it...

Improve your leadership performance with assertive communication

by Simon Thiessen on 16-Mar-2020 10:00:00

Assertive communication leads to better workplace performance

The assertive balance - being neither passive nor aggressive  - is difficult to...

Examples of good leaders: Eight habits to get your people pumping

by Simon Thiessen on 09-Mar-2020 14:45:00

Leadership excellence depends on motivating each individual

In a series of recent articles we have explored ways of motivating each individual. A...

Time management strategies: do it at your inconvenience (Monday quickie)

by Simon Thiessen on 02-Mar-2020 10:00:00

Are you too busy?

Stop and think for a moment. When was the last time you had too much time? Can you remember when you didn’t have too much to do?

Everything a leader needs for Managing Poor Performance (Free eBook)

by Simon Thiessen on 20-Nov-2018 14:36:24


What is underperformance costing you and your team? 

Having just one underperformer on your team can reduce the overall performance of the whole...

10 essential elements for effective teamwork (infographic)

by Simon Thiessen on 26-May-2016 09:00:00

How do you build a high performing team?

What is it with teams? Some teams seem to work really hard but still remain happy. They get consistent...

your performance management plan can differentiate but not discriminate

by Simon Thiessen on 25-May-2016 11:32:53

The two uncomfortables and three outcomes of performance management

Employees may perform brilliantly – or diabolically. They may have a great...

The five-minute performance management summary (slideshare)

by Simon Thiessen on 14-Apr-2016 09:30:37

Managing poor performance on the run

At our seminars I like to ask managers to make a list of the 5 things they find most difficult about...

If you don’t know what is causing underperformance, you can’t fix it

by Simon Thiessen on 06-Apr-2016 10:00:00

4 ways Gap Analysis can accelerate your performance management

Many managers ask what they should do about their underperformance.