Team Management

Are You Ready to be the Change You Want to See? by Jacqui Alexander

Previously, I have shared my six principles of delivering change at pace – in this post I focus on the first and perhaps most important principle that ‘All change starts with self’.

It's a Snow Day. Let's S.O.U.R.C.E ! by Jackson David

#talentacquisition #snowday

When it's white, windy and cold outside what do you do? I think it’s a great time to S.O.U.R.C.E for top-talent. Here are some of my quick-tips:

S - Simplify your approach & your in-mails. Lead your email with, “It’s cold out today, but this opportunity it Hot! Let's chat!”

O - Open your mind to other ways, tools, and means to reach your talent pool. “Have you thought of everything?” #twitter #googlesearch #coldcall #instagram

How to Exponentially Increase Team Productivity by Roderic Yapp

I have previously written about personal productivity pointing out that not everything on the ‘to-do list’ has equal impact. I also wrote about planning using your energy levels and briefly touched upon the concept of ‘deep work’.

I think that most people know about these concepts but if knowledge was the only thing we needed, the advice on the internet would have made us all billionaires!

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.

The Art of Delegation: How to get it right by Roderic Yapp

The Delegation Model

Delegation is a core leadership skill.

If you can’t effectively delegate, you will hit a point where you become totally overloaded and you’ll become ineffective.

But few companies teach people how to effectively delegate. It’s one of those things that everyone assumes you pick up as you gather experience. The problem with this approach is that you’re basically using trial and error until you get it right – if you get it right.

There are two elements to effective delegation.