If the threat of redundancies is on the horizon, battening down the hatches and boarding up the windows may not be the best approach. Instead, engaging directly with staff can be a better way to avoid long-term structural damage
By helping new enterprises find their feet, mentoring can be a hugely rewarding experience – for all involved
It’s an unfortunate truism that in the business world opinions are formed in the first few seconds of meeting someone. But what does your state of dress say about you? And is a suit and tie all you want people to see?
Bitter disputes between senior management are emotionally painful, financially ruinous and to be avoided at all costs.
It’s no surprise that employees can be feeling a little deflated at the beginning of the year. But they can be easily re-engaged, says Martin Reed
Dealing with conflict can be difficult. But when an argument between two staff members threatens to damage your business, you can’t avoid getting involved
Britain prides itself on its history of strong leaders. From Nelson to Churchill we’ve always had a bit of a thing for bold and singular leaders. Which is why it’s rather unfortunate that our future may hold a significant leadership gap.
The old adage that it's 'lonely at the top' may have gained a little more credibility as a new survey reveals that as many as one third of business owners don't enjoy being a leader in the difficult economic climate.