Why managing expectations matters more than ever

I love my newly adopted home country, Portugal.  The people, culture, food and wine and climate are all parts of why this is becoming a more popular business for business as well as leisure.  A friendly and accommodating workforce with high technical skills and low (comparative) salaries make for a perfect destination for oversees businesses… Continue reading Why managing expectations matters more than ever

Four ways your recruitment team is damaging your brand

What impression does someone have when a business has poor attention to detail, slow to respond or don’t respond at all, force you into a clunky and irrelevant automated processes that asks an innumerate amount of intrusive questions or ask the same questions that you have already answered?  This may well be the reality of… Continue reading Four ways your recruitment team is damaging your brand

Five physical signs of poor service delivery

In the past few weeks, I’ve had the misfortune of having to deal with cancelled flights, incorrect orders delivered, poor service in a restaurant and mobile operators as I port my number from one network to another.  Of course, my regular readers will realise, this creates much fuel for my weekly posts!   Rather than commentary… Continue reading Five physical signs of poor service delivery

A different perspective on the real value of employee tenure

As we head into summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!) and the pace eases slightly, hopefully giving us a little time to reflect, develop and plan, I wanted to share two posts that relate to HOW we achieve our goals and WHAT we can and should expect from those around us in the process. Both… Continue reading A different perspective on the real value of employee tenure

5 tips on delivering the best presentation

I recently attended and spoke at a conference on the topic of customer experience.  As at every conference, throughout the day, there were many speakers and panellists – some great, and some less engaging.  For some, as they walk toward the stage, you can see that they are filled with the fear of god, and… Continue reading 5 tips on delivering the best presentation

5 Feedback Fails, and how you should deliver it!

Feedback matters to us all.  Whether we like it or not, we need to hear other peoples’ opinions about us, our actions and behaviours, our company, our products and services.  The majority of feedback is intended to help, add insight or value and drive change or reinforce behaviour.  Whatever the intention of the feedback provider,… Continue reading 5 Feedback Fails, and how you should deliver it!

Why “just one thing” is the best way to fix work challenges

So following on from last week’s post, where I talked about The Right Way to Start a New Role, and I mentioned the need to constantly make things simpler.  Complexity simply makes it harder to achieve our desired outcome – and if we are all really honest, we all naturally tend to over-complicate tasks that… Continue reading Why “just one thing” is the best way to fix work challenges