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Three crucial differences between managers and leaders

Posted on February 8th, 2018 in Coaching, Continuous-Performance-Management, Check-Ins by Marshall

This post is aimed principally at those who have been appointed to their first management role. Maybe a sales team leader, maybe a leader of a customer success team.  But having said that, I think there are plenty of manager who’ve been managing teams for years, but still haven’t grasped how to become a leader rather than a manager.


Is this happening in YOUR company?

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 in Coaching, Continuous-Performance-Management by Marshall

How your people are engaged, coached and motivated is critical to your company success. A goal setting framework allied to a coaching culture is far more likely to produce effective staff who are engaged, creative and adding value to the organisation.


How do OKRs and KPIs fit together?

Posted on January 11th, 2018 in OKR-template, OKR-Results by Marshall

OKRs and KPIs can work together beautifully, so long as everyone is clear what each is designed to achieve


6 ways OKR facilitates Continuous Performance Management

Posted on January 7th, 2018 in Continuous-Performance-Management by Marshall

Continuous Performance Management (CPM) is widely replacing annual appraisals as the most effective way to improve staff performance. Implementing a goal setting methodology such as Objectives and Key Results (OKR) provides a natural platform to support CPM.


OKR – the real reason why Check Ins are so important

Posted on December 21st, 2017 in Check-Ins, OKR-Tips by Marshall

The OKR process starts with setting goals, aligning them across the organisation and ends with a review of how you did.  Valuable steps for sure, but the real magic happens in the Check Ins


Key Results To Avoid When Drafting OKRs

Posted on December 12th, 2017 in OKR-Results, OKR-Tips by Admin

Don't demotivate your team with lagging indicators


Six signs that OKR could transform your business

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 in Productivity, OKR-for-Entrepreneurs by Marshall

Objectives and Key Results is the new agile management methodology sweeping through Silicon Valley and onto thousands of companies around the world.  It works for Google, Amazon, Intel, Facebook, Sears, GE and many more – but will it work for your business?


What The Chancellor Didn't Mention In The Autumn Budget

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 in Productivity

The chancellor exposed the productivity conundrum facing the UK in the recent Budget – the solidly increasing labour productivity trend took a dive in the 2008 recession and has only just recovered to the same levels


A Common Error For OKR Beginners

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in OKR-Tips, OKR-training

Avoid using task based language when you write Objectives and Key Results. OKRs describe your goals and measures to determine progress towards them.  Tasks describe what you are going to do. Learn some simple tests to distinguish between them.


3 mistakes entrepreneurs must avoid

Posted on October 17th, 2017 in Productivity by Marshall

When growing a business from the Creativity stage to the Direction stage, there are three mistakes I see again and again.