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Darcey Pollard

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Managing Our Business: We Must Protect The Core At All Costs

An effective way in managing our business is to protect its core at all cost. At the centre of the Earth is its core. Should the core begin to cool, the geomagnetic field of our planet would dissipate and the atmosphere would be no longer. Without this atmosphere, the Earth would be battered by solar winds and planet Earth would be rendered uninhabitable. A business can be thought of in the same...

Leadership

Foundations of Motivation #2: The Mighty Power Of Language

I really dislike the word work. To me, the word has connotations attached to it such as drab, monotonous, hard work and tiring. So you could imagine every time that I go to work how I choose to feel. This is much like the word job, again, screams temporary, unimportant and purposeless. When I replace the word work with the word hustle it inspires a new kind of energy within. You see for me, to hu...

Team Management

How to Help Your Team Avoid Performance Fatigue

We have probably all seen what I call performance fatigue -- where your team work their butt off during the month, hit the target and then see all of their hard work wiped off the board when the calendar rolls over to the first of the following month. As the months roll on, little slithers of their motivation dissipate and soon you’ll be wondering what’s changed. It’s the loss of the twinkle...

Leadership

Why Your Team Should Be Smarter Than You.

“Why are you leaving? Can’t you stay as our manager?” “My job here is done, it’s time for me to move on.” He replied “But I don’t understand, you’re loved and respected and you are doing a great job with us, why move on?” “Darcey, my role here is to make myself redundant. It is to give you the skills and knowledge necessary to function without me, to get the job done bette...

Leadership

Foundations of Motivation #1: Why Your Carrots And Sticks Aren't Working

The idiom of “carrots and sticks” has been around for more than 50 years and is widely used in many business models as the staple technique for motivation. In this week’s article, I wanted to add a new aspect to the carrot and stick that might help people implement into their teams. To quickly recap: The carrot and stick is a principle that is based on providing the promise of rewards and p...

Team Management

Your People Are More Than Just A Number

An enormous benefit exists for small business where they are still small enough to know their employees intimately. That is, to know their strengths, improvement areas, motivations and most importantly how to effectively communicate with each of them as an individual. This unique opportunity needs to be capitalized upon because in the realm of business and finding unique selling points to bring in...

Team Management

Lessons From Mother Nature – The Bee Hive

The honeybee’s hive is approximately between 50 000 and 60 000 strong, it has one leader, no managers and it has the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to the entire hive critical information related to its survival. How can this perfect communication ecosystem exist and what can we learn from them to implement into our businesses? The Structure Of A Hive The efficiency of the ...

Business Coaching

Managing Our Business: We Must Protect The Core At All Costs

An effective way in managing our business is to protect its core at all cost. At the centre of the Earth is its core. Should the core begin to cool, the geomagnetic field of our planet would dissipate and the atmosphere would be no longer. Without this atmosphere, the Earth would be battered by solar winds and planet Earth would be rendered uninhabitable. A business can be thought of in the same...

Leadership

Foundations of Motivation #2: The Mighty Power Of Language

I really dislike the word work. To me, the word has connotations attached to it such as drab, monotonous, hard work and tiring. So you could imagine every time that I go to work how I choose to feel. This is much like the word job, again, screams temporary, unimportant and purposeless. When I replace the word work with the word hustle it inspires a new kind of energy within. You see for me, to hu...

Team Management

How to Help Your Team Avoid Performance Fatigue

We have probably all seen what I call performance fatigue -- where your team work their butt off during the month, hit the target and then see all of their hard work wiped off the board when the calendar rolls over to the first of the following month. As the months roll on, little slithers of their motivation dissipate and soon you’ll be wondering what’s changed. It’s the loss of the twinkle...

Leadership

Why Your Team Should Be Smarter Than You.

“Why are you leaving? Can’t you stay as our manager?” “My job here is done, it’s time for me to move on.” He replied “But I don’t understand, you’re loved and respected and you are doing a great job with us, why move on?” “Darcey, my role here is to make myself redundant. It is to give you the skills and knowledge necessary to function without me, to get the job done bette...

Leadership

Foundations of Motivation #1: Why Your Carrots And Sticks Aren't Working

The idiom of “carrots and sticks” has been around for more than 50 years and is widely used in many business models as the staple technique for motivation. In this week’s article, I wanted to add a new aspect to the carrot and stick that might help people implement into their teams. To quickly recap: The carrot and stick is a principle that is based on providing the promise of rewards and p...

Team Management

Your People Are More Than Just A Number

An enormous benefit exists for small business where they are still small enough to know their employees intimately. That is, to know their strengths, improvement areas, motivations and most importantly how to effectively communicate with each of them as an individual. This unique opportunity needs to be capitalized upon because in the realm of business and finding unique selling points to bring in...

Team Management

Lessons From Mother Nature – The Bee Hive

The honeybee’s hive is approximately between 50 000 and 60 000 strong, it has one leader, no managers and it has the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to the entire hive critical information related to its survival. How can this perfect communication ecosystem exist and what can we learn from them to implement into our businesses? The Structure Of A Hive The efficiency of the ...

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