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WHY PERFORMANCE REVIEWS DON’T WORK

04-Aug-2014 - Les Hayman “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” American actress and sex symbol Mae West (1893-1980) I was recently involved in sitting in with a Regional Head while he reviewed his direct reports, just so I could get an understanding of h... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHAT DEFINES A GREAT JOB

26-May-2014 - Les Hayman I recently had the privilege of speaking to a group of young business graduates in London about how to manage their careers. It was an exciting couple of hours for me, and helped to reinforce my belief that every generation is smarter, more excit... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY SUCCESSION PLANS RARELY WORK

28-Apr-2014 - Les Hayman In my last blog post (see “How to identify a future leader” posted April 21, 2014) I stated that while many companies have implemented some formalised succession planning processes, most of these didn’t really work, as very few achieve the intend... Lesen Sie mehr »

HOW TO IDENTIFY A FUTURE LEADER

21-Apr-2014 - Les Hayman “In the C-suite, the need to develop and implement a plan for leadership succession is one of the most frequently discussed topics. Yet the overwhelming majority of companies have done little about it.” Wayne F. Cascio I have found that most comp... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR BOSS

14-Apr-2014 - Les Hayman “Kill my boss ? Do I dare live out the American dream ?” American actor and writer Dan Castellaneta Every boss has their own style and their own set of strengths and weaknesses. It is rare to actually find a boss who is perfect and maybe the best... Lesen Sie mehr »

LEADERS LEAVE LEGACIES

13-Jan-2014 - Les Hayman “The only thing you take with you when you are gone is what you leave behind.” John Allston (1666-1719). I find that one of the things that you think about as you get older is whether you will leave anything worthwhile behind after you are gone, ... Lesen Sie mehr »

LEADERS BUILD LEADERS

02-Dec-2013 - Les Hayman I have long believed that one of the key measures for any senior manager should be whether s/he is a net creator of talent for their organisation. It is also critical that this focus is not only to build the skills of people in their own area of ... Lesen Sie mehr »

A POINT OF REFERENCE

17-Nov-2013 - Les Hayman I am quite often named as a referee for old colleagues who are looking to change their roles. I generally have no issue with doing this, but I have been surprised that on some occasions I have had no prior knowledge that they have given my name a... Lesen Sie mehr »

PEOPLE PERFORMANCE PITFALLS

28-Oct-2013 - Les Hayman I have always disliked formal performance reviews, irrespective of which side of the table I was on and irrespective of whether they were with a top performer or someone struggling with their role. I have long believed that they are not the best ... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE MANAGEMENT ART OF GARDENING

05-Aug-2013 - Les Hayman “A garden requires patient labour and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” Liberty Hyde Bailey, American Botanist (1858-1954}. I have often c... Lesen Sie mehr »

NEVER RUSH TO RECRUIT

03-Jun-2013 - Les Hayman “I am convinced that little that we do as managers is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” Laurence Bossidy, author and former COO of GE Author: Thomas Alva Edison; {{PD-US... Lesen Sie mehr »

MOVING AT THE SPEED OF SHELF LIFE

15-Apr-2013 - Les Hayman The dictionary defines shelf life as “the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals and many other perishable items are given before they are considered to be unsuitable for sale, use or consumption”. Author: Jü (own w... Lesen Sie mehr »

PEOPLE JOIN COMPANIES BUT LEAVE MANAGERS

08-Apr-2013 - Les Hayman “So many people out there have no idea what they want to do for a living, but they think that by going on job interviews they’ll magically figure it out.” Todd Bermont, Dean of The Careers College. Author: bpsusf; CC BY 2.0 license; via Wikimedia... Lesen Sie mehr »

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PASSION

18-Feb-2013 - Les Hayman Nietzsche (or Madam de Stael or someone called Angela Monet) said “Those who dance are always considered crazy by those who can’t hear the music”. I was recently contacted by an ex colleague who wanted to know if I still had the notes of a speech... Lesen Sie mehr »

HR …. WHY IS NO-ONE LISTENING ?

30-Jul-2012 - Les Hayman Everyone continually tells HR people that they need to become more strategic, that “HR needs to get a seat at the table”. Author: TUBS (own work); vie Wikimedia Commons I have been hearing this admonition for decades, and yet beyond the advice ... Lesen Sie mehr »

HUMAN ENERGY IS THE GREATEST RENEWABLE RESOURCE

09-Jul-2012 - Les Hayman The dictionary defines renewable energy as “any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, such as biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric powerthat is not derived from fossil or nuclear fuel.” I was in India ... Lesen Sie mehr »

HOW TO DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR TEAM

18-Jun-2012 - Les Hayman Getting the most from your people is one of the most critical goals of every manager. This doesn´t just mean that you have to get your team to work long hours and work hard, but it also means that you must ensure that your people work on the right... Lesen Sie mehr »

HOW TO SURVIVE AN INCOMPETENT BOSS

11-Jun-2012 - Les Hayman We have all at one time or another been really disappointed with our boss, if for example it is because we believed that he had made some bad choices, struggled too long with a decision, or promoted someone who was more politician than profession... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU ABOUT PEOPLE

07-May-2012 - Les Hayman Business schools may be great at teaching people how to read a balance sheet, calculate net present value, internal rate of return and discounted cash flow, but they do not seem to do a great job at teaching future “masters of the universe” that ... Lesen Sie mehr »

ENGAGEMENT HAS A NICE RING TO IT

05-Mar-2012 - Les Hayman I have long found it worrying that all of the numerous studies of employee engagement point to the fact that at any one point in time, in most companies, only about one-third of employees are fully engaged, with about one-third partially engaged,... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS TIME TO CHANGE COMPANIES

19-Feb-2012 - Les Hayman I have always believed that people join companies, but leave managers. Surveys tell us that over 70% of corporate departures are because an employee was not able to build a working relationship with his immediate supervisor, which seems logical a... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY ARE SO MANY MANAGERS SO BAD AT RECRUITING ?

12-Dec-2011 - Les Hayman Putting the right people in the right place is a critical skill of any manager and yet for many this is a serious weakness, resulting in them regularly putting people into roles where they can’t succeed. Not only is this an expensive mistake to m... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE SOONER YOU FALL BEHIND, THE MORE TIME YOU HAVE TO CATCH UP

31-Oct-2011 - Les Hayman Douglas Adams (1952-2001) author of “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” said – “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Author: Nicosmos (own work); via Wikimedia Commons Why are most people so prone to procras... Lesen Sie mehr »

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY …..

24-Oct-2011 - Les Hayman I understand that the salary that you are paid for the work that you do is important, but there are many things that are more important if you want to have a successful career, and to ultimately do well. By Hersfold; via Wikimedia Commons Here ... Lesen Sie mehr »

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ISN’T CHANGING QUICKLY ENOUGH

10-Oct-2011 - Les Hayman If global competition and business processes are changing so quickly, why aren’t our leadership practices changing at the same rate to keep up with business needs? A recent study carried out by Development Dimensions International (DDI), a US bas... Lesen Sie mehr »

HR … WHAT’S HR GOT TO DO WITH INNOVATION? ISN’T THAT R&D?

04-Oct-2010 - Les Hayman Why is it that when you talk about innovation most people can’t look beyond product innovation? It’s a wonderful thing to have superior products, particularly if you can create products that people just love to have and to use, like Apple. My wi... Lesen Sie mehr »

HR … POLITE TO POLICE TO PARTNER TO PLAYER

26-Aug-2010 - Les Hayman Whenever I speak to a group of HR Professionals, I tend to start with the need for HR organisations to go through a process of change, and I call this transition “Polite to Police to Partner to Player”. HR people have always tended to be the polit... Lesen Sie mehr »

HR … THE PESTO EFFECT

22-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman A number of people have asked me to write of my experiences running a company internal HR department after 40 years in business roles. When I was first asked whether I would do this, rather than retiring, I felt that it was a bit like asking Attil... Lesen Sie mehr »

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH

01-Sep-2014 - Les Hayman I have taken the above quotation from American founding father, politician and orator Patrick Henry (1736-1799) from a speech that he made to the Virginia Convention in 1775. He was obviously referring to personal, political and national freedom ... Lesen Sie mehr »

Why HCM Data Quality Matters

26-Aug-2014 - Stephen Millard There's a an acronym in computer science that holds true in many areas of business including that of HCM - GIGO.  It stands for "Garbage In, Garbage Out" and refers to the fact that computers will process things literally and if you enter dat... Lesen Sie mehr »

REMOVING MANAGEMENT CLUTTER

25-Aug-2014 - Les Hayman “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house burn down.” American author and farmer Wendell Berry After 13 years of ownership we have recently sold our home near Bordeaux … with mixed emotions. There is an expression her... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHAT COULD THE GREEK GODS HAVE DONE IN MANAGEMENT ROLES TODAY

14-Jul-2014 - Les Hayman “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer Marianne Williamson I have long had a fascination with the Greek Gods and particularly in t... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHAT CAN ONE SAY TO A NEW MANAGER IN JUST ONE HOUR

07-Jul-2014 - Les Hayman I was recently asked by an exciting and highly successful young salesman, who had just been promoted to his first management role, to give him some “fatherly” advice on what I felt he should focus on to get started with his team. I would have pre... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE LEADERSHIP GAP

30-Jun-2014 - Les Hayman “It is the men behind who make the man ahead.” American editor and author, Merle Crowell (1906-1959) I have recently been invited to give the opening keynote at the 2014 HRM Expo in Cologne, Germany this coming October, my given topic being “Are ... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE FIRST CRITICAL HOUR IN THE DAY OF A MANAGER

23-Jun-2014 - Les Hayman “A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.” Frederick W. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Federal Express Most business people whom I know spend the... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE MANAGEMENT ART OF COOKING

16-Jun-2014 - Les Hayman “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Newspaper columnist and writer Harriet Van Horne (1920-1998). I love to cook (even though I am at best an enthusiastic beginner), ever since my wife once gave me, as a ... Lesen Sie mehr »

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

09-Jun-2014 - Les Hayman The aphorism “Knowledge is power” (Scientia potential est) has been mostly attributed to author and philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626), even though this is not quite what he said. In his “Meditations Sacre” (1597) he does say “Ipsa scientia po... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY SO MANY INCENTIVE PROGRAMMES FAIL

02-Jun-2014 - Les Hayman “Outstanding performance is not a skill; it’s a commitment and an attitude.” I had a discussion a few days ago with a newly appointed manager about the “trip for performance” culture in his company for top performing salesmen, as he felt that the... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGEMENT PITFALLS

05-May-2014 - Les Hayman “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” English playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Author: Nobel Foundation; via Wikimedia Commons I recently had one of the subscribers... Lesen Sie mehr »

NOT ALL MANAGERS ARE CREATED EQUAL

07-Apr-2014 - Les Hayman “We are all flawed, but basically effective managers are people whose flaws are not fatal under the circumstances. Maybe the best managers are simply ordinary, healthy people who are not too screwed up”. Canadian academic and author Henry Mintzbe... Lesen Sie mehr »

LEADERS BUILD ENEMIES

31-Mar-2014 - Les Hayman “You have enemies? Good. That means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965) It is an old adage that political leaders need enemies, and that if they don’t actually have one at any specific time, t... Lesen Sie mehr »

ARE WE READY FOR WORKPLACE DEMOCRACY ?

17-Mar-2014 - Les Hayman “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). Author: Hanhil at nl.wikipedia; PD-AUTEUR; Released into the public domain; via Wikimedia Commons ... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN DID EVERYONE BECOME A LEADER ?

10-Mar-2014 - Les Hayman “Life isn’t easy, and leadership is harder still.” Bard College Professor Walter Russell Mead Author: Chatham House; CC BY 2.0 license; via Wikimedia Commons I can remember a time when the term “leader” was used to describe the most senior pers... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE ART OF MANAGERIAL COURAGE

03-Mar-2014 - Les Hayman “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not the one who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and President of South Africa Nelson Man... Lesen Sie mehr »

BUSYNESS OR BUSINESS … THAT IS THE QUESTION

17-Feb-2014 - Les Hayman “Some people can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable”. American cartoonist and journalist Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) I was interested to read recently that Goldman Sachs has announced that it will lessen the workload for its bank... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE ART OF MANAGEMENT

10-Feb-2014 - Les Hayman “Art is the proper task of life”. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) I have in the past written about where management skill should sit in the palette of business acumen (see “Management … is it an art or a science” posted Septemb... Lesen Sie mehr »

A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL MANAGEMENT BOATS

11-Nov-2013 - Les Hayman “If at first you don’t succeed, blame the fat nincompoop with bad breath who just got promoted over you.” The phrase “A rising tide lifts all boats” is most commonly attributed to President John F Kennedy, who used it in a speech in 1963 to counte... Lesen Sie mehr »

MOST CEOS ARE NOT MANAGED WELL ENOUGH BY THEIR BOARDS

04-Nov-2013 - Les Hayman I have served on quite a large number of different boards for companies of all sizes, in different countries and cultures, and believe that generally boards do not manage their CEOs well enough. Author: Areyn; CC BY-SA 3.0 license; via Wikimedia ... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGEMENT WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION

07-Oct-2013 - Les Hayman “You can always find distractions if you go looking for them.” Most managers clearly understand that distractions get in the way of focussing on what really needs to be done to be successful, yet despite this many will go out of their way to find... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE LESSONS THAT MANAGERS CAN LEARN FROM SINGAPORE

23-Sep-2013 - Les Hayman I have been a big fan of Singapore, and in particular of its founder Dr. Lee Kwan Yew, since I first visited the island in 1977. I had the privilege of living and working there for over 6 years, before being transferred to Europe, and after an ab... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGEMENT… IS IT AN ART OR A SCIENCE ?

09-Sep-2013 - Les Hayman Is good management more of an art or a science ? Or, is this even a valid question ? From the dictionary, science is defined as “… a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions”. ... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGING EXECUTIVE BURNOUT

29-Jul-2013 - Les Hayman “I’ve tried yoga, tai-chi and meditation, but I find stress less boring.” I had an interesting comment posted by a colleague in response to my last blog post, which was about Leadership (see “Leadership is a subtle art” posted July 22, 2013. He f... Lesen Sie mehr »

LEADERSHIP IS A SUBTLE ART

22-Jul-2013 - Les Hayman “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism. Author: Page 72 of Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner’s Myths and Legends of China on Pro... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY MANAGEMENT TRAINING RARELY WORKS

01-Jul-2013 - Les Hayman It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts. I have long been of the opinion that most formal corporate management training sessions actually deliver very little real benefit to the participants, beyond making them feel good abou... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN BOARDS GET IT WRONG

24-Jun-2013 - Les Hayman “God made the idiot for practice, and then He made the … Board” American author and humourist Mark Twain (1835-1910) Source: 1890 painting by James Carroll Beckwith; via Wikimedia Commons I have come to realise that quite a few boards of direct... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE MANAGEMENT ART OF MUCKING OUT HORSE STABLES

10-Jun-2013 - Les Hayman “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), American author, trainer and lecturer. As we are the enthusiastic owners of two horses, I regularly... Lesen Sie mehr »

EVERY COMPANY NEEDS PEOPLE WHO CAN REGULARLY FAIL

27-May-2013 - Les Hayman “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over an... Lesen Sie mehr »

CAN WOMEN LEAP HIGHER UP THE MANAGEMENT LADDER

20-May-2013 - Les Hayman “For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.” Written by Isabelle Allende, world famed Chilean author. Autho... Lesen Sie mehr »

A DUMMY’S GUIDE TO OFFICE POLITICS

06-May-2013 - Les Hayman “The person who says “I’m not political” is in great danger, as only the fittest will survive, and the fittest will be the ones who understand their office’s politics”. Jean Hollands (US Trainer and Coach). Politics in the workplace is a fact of ... Lesen Sie mehr »

IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE …..

29-Apr-2013 - Les Hayman Most people do not want change; they just want things to get better. The majority of people would like to have their life improve in some way; to have better health, better family relationships, better friends, a better job, a nicer living enviro... Lesen Sie mehr »

HR … DOES PERISH COME NEXT AFTER PARTNER AND PLAYER ?

22-Apr-2013 - Les Hayman I have long believed, written and spoken about the fact that HR organisations need to go through a major transition to be allowed to survive as a business unit, rather than just ending up handling administrative functions in a shared service cent... Lesen Sie mehr »

MYTHS ABOUT MANAGEMENT

01-Apr-2013 - Les Hayman “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” American President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Source: The White House Historical Association; vi... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGEMENT TIME STEALERS AND WASTERS

25-Mar-2013 - Les Hayman I have long believed that whilst we should not count every hour in the day, we should try and make every hour in the day count. We are all given the same 24 hours in every day regardless of who or what we are, and while we can’t actually manage t... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE MANAGEMENT ART OF STACKING FIREWOOD

18-Mar-2013 - Les Hayman William Faulkner (1897-1962), American writer and Nobel Prize winner said “The Swiss are not a people so much as a neat, clean, quite solvent business”. I am in Klosters in Switzerland for two weeks of skiing with my family, and it is almost impo... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGERS SOLVE PROBLEMS

11-Mar-2013 - Les Hayman I believe that one of the key critical skills of anyone in a management role is the ability to be able to solve problems, despite my loving the fact that Albert Einstein said “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them”. Photograph by Or... Lesen Sie mehr »

ARE MANAGERS LOSING THE ABILITY TO FOCUS ?

04-Mar-2013 - Les Hayman Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer and poet said “Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.” Like Emerson, I have long believed that a clear ... Lesen Sie mehr »

TENTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

11-Feb-2013 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

NINTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

04-Feb-2013 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

THINKING OUSIDE THE BOX, WE HAVE THE BANDWIDTH FOR A CLOUD BASED PARADIGM SHIFT

28-Jan-2013 - Les Hayman Now that the end of year holiday season is over, it is time for the start of the New Year business meetings. We are being blessed with a multitude of annual business results reporting and Field kick-off meetings as companies try to fire up their ... Lesen Sie mehr »

EIGHTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

21-Jan-2013 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

SEVENTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

26-Nov-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

SIXTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

19-Nov-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

FIFTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

05-Nov-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

HERO TO ZERO IN THE CORNER OFFICE

29-Oct-2012 - Les Hayman I find it interesting that many people seem to have an assumption that a senior executive who has shown a measure of success for some time will continue to do so ad infinitum. This belief in an executive’s ability to sustain a never ending “onwar... Lesen Sie mehr »

FOURTH RULE OF MANAGEMENT

22-Oct-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY NEAR ENOUGH IS MOSTLY GOOD ENOUGH

15-Oct-2012 - Les Hayman “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” Albert Einstein via Wikimedia Commons I have realized over my 40 year career that in most business situati... Lesen Sie mehr »

THIRD RULE OF MANAGEMENT

01-Oct-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

SECOND RULE OF MANAGEMENT

24-Sep-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others (see “First rule of management” posted June 25, 2012). The second rule of management is that t... Lesen Sie mehr »

TO BE OR NOT TO BE … A MANAGER

20-Aug-2012 - Les Hayman The best job I ever had was being a computer salesman for Digital Equipment Corporation in the 1970’s. I was the only one in my territory of the South Island of New Zealand and my boss was miles away in Auckland so I saw him only rarely. I shared... Lesen Sie mehr »

ANGER IN MANAGEMENT

13-Aug-2012 - Les Hayman “In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.” Theologian Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972) Anger is a human process that has been felt by most normal people at some ti... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN HEAD OFFICE BECOMES A LIABILITY

23-Jul-2012 - Les Hayman The most feared words in any field organisation, irrespective of industry, number of employees or revenues are “Hello, I’m from Head Office and I am here to help.” I spent the first twelve years of my working life as a “Techie”, initially as a pr... Lesen Sie mehr »

FIRST RULE OF MANAGEMENT

25-Jun-2012 - Les Hayman The first rule of management is that successful management is actually more about how you manage yourself rather than being about how you manage others. Management life tends to be extremely busy and demanding, particularly when you manage a larg... Lesen Sie mehr »

ARE YOU AN AUTOCRATIC OR PERMISSIVE MANAGER ?

04-Jun-2012 - Les Hayman Management styles are mainly based on the two key elements of how one goes about making decisions and how one relates to people, which tend to point towards someone being either an autocratic or a permissive manager. Whilst many managers may hav... Lesen Sie mehr »

HOW TO DRIVE YOUR BOSS CRAZY

30-Apr-2012 - Les Hayman During my career I have worked with many colleagues who have inspired and motivated me, some who made me laugh and many who made me proud of them, but I have also had a few of them who drove me crazy. Some were managers (see “There is nothing wor... Lesen Sie mehr »

ARE FANATICS OR FOOLS THE PROBLEM ?

23-Apr-2012 - Les Hayman “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Bertrand Russell Whilst it may not have been his primary intent, I always find it interesting how accurate Ber... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHY CEOs FAIL

09-Apr-2012 - Les Hayman A lot of CEOs don’t succeed, and some who do, do so only for a short time. I have come to the conclusion that there are a number of different reasons that CEOs fail. Here are 10 of the most common ones. 1. Outlive the Founder/CEO role There comes... Lesen Sie mehr »

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU SHOULD STEP ASIDE ?

02-Apr-2012 - Les Hayman I have always believed that someone in a senior executive role, particularly a CEO, should not stay in the job for more than about 5-6 years, as I believe that everything that you will do after that is likely to be just a rerun, and you will also... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT MANAGERS ARE AMATEURS

19-Mar-2012 - Les Hayman I have had a number of instances in recent years where I have become involved with a company and fairly quickly come to the conclusion that the management team that has been tasked with effectively running the company is actually incapable of del... Lesen Sie mehr »

GIVING POSITIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

05-Dec-2011 - Les Hayman Noted French writer Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) said “Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.” via Wikimedia Commons (United States public domain) Many managers ... Lesen Sie mehr »

WHO WANTS TO BE A CEO ?

14-Nov-2011 - Les Hayman I am often asked about what characteristics I believe are needed to be able to become a successful CEO. It’s not an easy question to answer as there are so many different aspects that one can address, and libraries of management books have been w... Lesen Sie mehr »

SUN TZU WOULD GO BROKE TODAY

03-Oct-2011 - Les Hayman I am amazed at how many business people falsely believe that “Business is War”, and how many young managers and MBA students see Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” as being the holy bible for waging business in the same way that one would wage war. I know th... Lesen Sie mehr »

WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT

12-Sep-2011 - Les Hayman To be successful in any career it is critical that you become au-fait with “management speak”, as there are many instances when what is said is not really what is meant. Saying one thing and meaning another can be called irony, but it can also be... Lesen Sie mehr »

DO WOMEN MAKE BETTER MANAGERS ?

22-Nov-2010 - Les Hayman I was recently asked during a press interview to describe the best boss that I had ever worked for. It wasn’t hard to do, as during my time at Sun Microsystems, when asked to drive a global project for 6 months in the US, I had the opportunity to... Lesen Sie mehr »

BEING SERIOUS IS OVERRATED

18-Nov-2010 - Les Hayman I have found that many people, particularly as they become more senior in their corporate life (or just get older), start to take life and themselves much too seriously, supposedly in line with their elevated status. They therefore tend to create... Lesen Sie mehr »

FIFTH SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT

11-Nov-2010 - Les Hayman You have to kill interruptions as much as possible. The first step is to take control of emails. It’s interesting that we have established rules and procedures for physical interruptions, for example if someone’s office door is closed, if they ... Lesen Sie mehr »

SELL, SELL, SELL

01-Nov-2010 - Les Hayman Nothing happens in this world until somebody sells something! Which makes “selling” the noblest profession of them all !! It may not officially be the oldest profession, but I doubt that even that could have existed without some sales effort. I a... Lesen Sie mehr »

FOURTH SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT

28-Oct-2010 - Les Hayman H.H “Breaker “Morant (1864-1902) is credited with having said “Live every day as if it was your last, because one day you will be right.” He was spot-on as on February 27, 1902, at the age of 38, he was executed after conviction for murder during... Lesen Sie mehr »

THIRD SECRET OF SUCCESS

21-Oct-2010 - Les Hayman Being able to update your resume (curriculum vitae) every year is an important part of success. I am not suggesting that you update it and put it out on the street, just that you need to be able to update the contents every year, and that you sh... Lesen Sie mehr »

SECOND SECRET OF SUCCESS

07-Oct-2010 - Les Hayman “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Alvin Toffler I am often amazed that so many people seem to not understand that learning is a journey and not a des... Lesen Sie mehr »

SECOND SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT

30-Sep-2010 - Les Hayman Diaries are meant to be an aid to help us all manage our time allocations but in most cases are rarely used in a way that actually helps people to really achieve this. The problem is that most people use diaries mainly as a means of giving other... Lesen Sie mehr »

FIRST SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT

23-Sep-2010 - Les Hayman Can anyone really manage time? We all get allocated exactly the same amount, just 24 hours per day, and yet some people never seem to have enough time and always have a growing mountain of undone tasks, and others seem to be able to do an incredi... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE PROBLEM WITH COMPROMISE

06-Sep-2010 - Les Hayman I have always hated compromise!   I believe that the problem with compromise is that no-one really gets what they want and therefore no-one is really committed to the success of the compromise decision, and I find this to be as true in pe... Lesen Sie mehr »

QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE FUTURE

02-Sep-2010 - Les Hayman I believe that “People join companies, but leave managers”. People will join a company in the belief that the image and reputation that it projects is what they are looking for in an employer, and as such somewhere that they can learn, develop and... Lesen Sie mehr »

MOVE THEM UP OR MOVE THEM OUT

23-Aug-2010 - Les Hayman I have long believed that managers need to always have a “ladder” of their people graded from best to worst performer. This is not just to ensure visibility of the top performers, but also to ensure identification of those that need help. The pro... Lesen Sie mehr »

IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

16-Aug-2010 - Les Hayman When I was appointed to the SAP Global Extended Board in 1999, my bosses at the time (the Global CEO and the Board Chairman) approved my title as “CEO Asia Pacific, Board Member SAP-AG”. This was based on the fact that no-one outside of Germany r... Lesen Sie mehr »

THE 3 GREAT BUSINESS LIES

02-Aug-2010 - Les Hayman It is incredible that marketing organisations within companies spend such an incredible amount of time developing a company’s mission, vision and values statements and yet they all tend to come up with basically the same things over and over aga... Lesen Sie mehr »

CONGRATULATIONS … YOU’RE A HIGH POTENTIAL … HERE IS YOUR TATTOO

26-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman Ever since Jack Welch told the world something along the lines of “ … look after the top 10% because they create the magic ..”, every company has put some effort into implementing a “High Potential” or “Top Talent” programme (Pesto effect ?), tha... Lesen Sie mehr »

GYMNASTICS AND BUSINESS

19-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman Some time ago I was surprised to learn that in gymnastics competitions at global levels such as the Olympics, achieving a “perfect score” for a perfectly executed routine in any of the disciplines, needs more than just the perfection of the routi... Lesen Sie mehr »

MANAGING YOUR CAREER

14-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman I have found that most people do very little to manage their own careers. The majority of people seem to work their way through their jobs with varying degrees of skill and commitment, and wait for opportunities to present themselves, then pick ... Lesen Sie mehr »

I LIVE TO WORK OR I WORK TO LIVE

05-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman The great thing about being a Manager is that you only have one primary objective. All you have to do is to create an environment where people can be unbelievably successful. I understand that this is easier to say than to do, but it’s not a bad ... Lesen Sie mehr »

FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE

02-Jul-2010 - Les Hayman I have lived and worked in Europe for the last 9 years after more than 30 years working in the IT Sector in NZ, Australia, Singapore and the USA, and have worked with, for, and also been responsible for, hundreds of different Managers at varying ... Lesen Sie mehr »

VIVE LA FRANCE

25-Jun-2010 - Les Hayman The French Unions have called for National Strikes in response to the Government’s announcement that it will raise the official pensionable retirement age in France from 60 to 62. This could be the first real test of the Sarkozy Government... Lesen Sie mehr »

GROWING A NEW LEG

20-Jun-2010 - Les Hayman I was in Belgrade, Serbia, recently to speak at a conference of Business people. On the way in from the Airport to my hotel, I asked the young driver as to whether he felt that things had improved or worsened since my last trip to Belgrade a year... Lesen Sie mehr »

TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS

20-Jun-2010 - Les Hayman I have been regularly surprised about how many Managers I come across who believe that a valid Management approach is to look for people to do something wrong and then to help them correct it. I surmise that this satisfies two basic urges that th... Lesen Sie mehr »

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