Entries by Marc Woodland

How to improve your satellite leadership and management

Establishing a company culture is a long process that takes continuous effort to embed it. It is easiest when everyone works in the same place but in an organisation with physically disparate teams, it can be difficult for a culture to take hold and even more difficult to sustain it. Here we look at four […]

What does the ‘promised land’ look like?

“And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.” – Martin Luther King Jr. You can hear the passion in his voice, even when simply reading the quote in […]

Are you spending enough time in the top right hand box?

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix is one of those simple-yet-effective leadership tools that crops up in leadership skills circles all the time, although sometimes under a different name. The idea was derived from an Eisenhower quote, ‘What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.’ As leaders, we can often end up […]

When was the last time you went out to lunch together?

“Once a month, go to lunch with someone who knows more about your business than you do.” Author H Jackson Brown. Working days are getting longer and there is pressure on business decision-makers to make every minute of the day count. Lunch is for wimps, right? That is not true if you want to build […]

How the mood in the boardroom affects an organisation

Your attitudes, values, emotions, and moods will influence how you behave, whatever situation you are in. How you feel about a particular task that day will directly affect how much effort you put into it and, consequently, the success of that task. The impact of the mood in the boardroom Attitudes and moods have the […]

Time management: don’t put unneccessary pressure on your employees

When delegating work to your employees, it is essential to understand the time constraints they face. As a leader, you should understand how long jobs realistically take to complete and acknowledge the needs of your employees including their current workload, changing demands from others and potentially even their circumstances outside work. This may mean you […]

How to effectively manage change in your organisation

Change is inevitable within any business – whatever the sector they are in. Some common kinds of change faced by organisations include downsizing, changing locations and restructuring. One thing is true for all changes in business and that is that they affect employees. It doesn’t matter whether the change is positive for an organisation or […]

How leaders can deal with conflict in the workplace

Conflicts at work are extremely common. Indeed, it is not possible to make change without conflict happening. However if it is not managed correctly or becomes too personal, it may adversely affect the motivation and team morale of other employees. Then the working environment can become toxic and negative if strategies aren’t put in place […]

4 ways to stop good employees from leaving

One of the key roles of a leadership position is to retain and motivate your team to the best of your ability. Indeed, retention is a key metric that indicates the health of the organisation. If you believe you have a good team with a number of exceptional employees, ensuring that those individuals stay within […]