leadership

Maintaining employee engagement in growing and large organisations

By Elisabeth Goodman, 25th November, 2018 Small SMEs, large organisations, and a “microenterprise” model One of the aspects I enjoy so much about working with smaller Life Science or Biotech organisations* is the level of energy, enthusiasm and connection that every employee seems to have with their company’s purpose.  The people we encounter seem to …

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Defining team norms for high performance teams

By Elisabeth Goodman, 3rd June 2018 I’ve written a few blogs on the characteristics of high performance teams and how to evaluate them and summarised them in this one on my RiverRhee website (http://riverrhee.com/blog/temperature-checks-or-diagnostics-high-performance-teams). Daniel Goleman et al’s “Teamwork: a primer”, number 11, in his “Building blocks of emotional intelligence” series, provides some additional helpful …

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Conflict is “the lifeblood of high performing organisations”

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th April 2018 I’ve just been reading booklet number 10: Conflict Management, in the “Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman et al. The authors have some powerful insights on the benefits of conflict and how to address or facilitate it constructively, both as an individual participant, and as a team …

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Competency frameworks – a management tool for recruitment, development and knowledge sharing

By Elisabeth Goodman, 15th November 2017 Competency frameworks have been very much in my mind at the moment as they are core to the recruitment and interview skills course that my RiverRhee Associate, Alison Proffitt and I recently delivered for a client as an in-house course. They are also an excellent foundation for discussions about …

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Motivation – a refresher..eight years on..

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th July 2017 Motivation – a refresher Eight years ago, in July 2009, Dan Pink gave an impassioned TED talk on “The puzzle of motivation”.  It was a rallying call to business to stop using a scientifically proven outmoded method for incentivising high performance – the “carrot and stick”, “if…then”, “extrinsic reward” …

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Simple tips for giving an effective ‘pep’ talk

By Elisabeth Goodman, 12th July 2017 I wrote in a recent RiverRhee newsletter about Inspirational Leadership, and posted a LinkedIn article about Achieving Resonance in our Communications, so it was fascinating to read an HBR article that somehow combines the two! David McGinn is the author of “Psyched Up: How the science of mental preparation …

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Exploring personality tools to enhance the diversity within our teams

By Elisabeth Goodman, 17th May 2017 My RiverRhee Associate, Liz Mercer and I have been doing a fair amount of reading and reflection to support our new course on Transition to Leadership. The March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) gave us plenty to think about, as it explored some of the personality tools …

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Why leadership training fails – some tips for what to do about it

Guest blog by Liz Mercer, 11th January 2017. Editor’s note Delegates from RiverRhee’s training courses often come away with one or more new ways of working that they would like to influence when they get back to their place of work. We are glad that this is the case: it is an indication that we have …

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