TEAMGAUGE, check the pulse of your team’s engagement level

TEAMGAUGE, check the pulse of your team’s engagement level

Proud to announce that TEAMGAUGE, my new short team survey is ready to download. It is designed to quickly capture the thoughts of members of your team about their role in the team. It will give you an insight in their engagement levels, their levels of motivation and their level of clarity about their role. [...]

Reverse Mentoring

Reverse Mentoring

I love this idea around Reverse Mentoring. Creating a safe place where Millennials and Baby Boomers can gain a true understanding between themselves is an awesome idea.

I might need to use some of these ideas in my team…

Well written Carl (https://theknowledgebiz.wordpress.com)

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Reverse Mentoring

Traditional mentoring involves someone with greater experience developing a less experienced person, with its origins often cited as being in ancient Greece from where the term is derived.

During the pre-industrial age, when craft work was the norm, mentors would typically be master craftsmen that would support apprentices on their professional journey, i.e. apprentice – journeyman – craftsman – master craftsmen. Such journeys would often culminate in membership of a professional guild … and an attendant responsibility to mentor the next generation of craft workers. Such practices were well suited to a world in which technological, social and intra-generational change progressed at a slow pace and the skills and practices learned by one generation were relevant to the world occupied by successive generations.

Reverse Mentoring is a relatively new concept brought about by:

  • The rapid (inter-generational) evolution of new and emerging technologies, and
  • A separate but related acceleration…

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This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

This is how I will lead with intention in 2017

At the start of 2017, Leadfully from the talented bunch at SYPartners challenged their followers to chart a better course — or even a new one. They asked us to look back at 2016 and consider: What did you do well as a leader? What could you have done better? Then they asked us to look ahead [...]

Recruiting using the Cathedral test

Recruiting using the Cathedral test

A couple of years ago I made my first ever appointment in my team - see Building the right team with the right people - and this week, I’ve had my latest new employee start within my team as an intern. Going through this recruitment process has got me thinking about what kind of person [...]

Looking backwards to move forward 

Looking backwards to move forward 

Over the past few days I have been writing about my reflections on the last 21 months in my journey of leading my team towards becoming a ‘great team’. I have covered the topics of the importance of time and patience, how I became more vulnerable to build trust, and how I have been working on communicating [...]