I’m a fabulous leader: I work hard, stay late, meet deadlines and am great at motivating my team.
Well, I think I am anyway. I suppose there’s a slight chance I could be wrong. The trouble is, it’s very difficult to view oneself objectively. Nobody can see him/herself as others do, and asking your colleagues for their honest opinions of you can be rather awkward to say the least.
It’s a tricky situation. As an employer, you hope that your best employees will stay forever. But, realistically, if you’re not promoting them, then it might not be long before they decide to go. Of course, many people are contented in their work, without any prospect of promotion. But, for others, a lack of advancement will certainly have them on the move.
Meetings. They are a necessary part of business life. Sometimes they are wonderful – productive and even enjoyable. But we’ve probably all sat through other types of meetings – the ones that are unproductive, tiresome and agonisingly long. Unfortunately, we all need meetings. We need them for updating people, brainstorming options, exploring and agreeing decisions. We need them with individuals to update each other, to mentor or coach, to chew over a problem, or to support people with their personal development.