Managing People

Six Steps to Team Alignment.

Six Steps to Team Alignment.

By on Nov 4, 2021 in Leadership, Managing People, Team Development | 0 comments

One of my favourite stories is about the Canadian Geese who fly south for the winter. They fly in perfect alignment in an inverted V formation. This allows them to streamline the aerodynamics and lessen the drag and resistance on the flock.  But even more interesting is the way they change leader as they go. As the bird at the front tires, they drop to the back of...

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Why Influence and Change Matters: Change is a journey not a destination

Why Influence and Change Matters: Change is a journey not a destination

By on Sep 27, 2021 in Change Management, Managing People | 0 comments

Talk presented by Warren Howard. Director Howardco Business + HR Solutions. Presented at the YTM Awards on 31st August 2021. TRANSCRIPT AND SLIDES BELOW Without Change there is no Progress. Without Influence there is no Change. For most of my career I have worked with organisations and individuals to help them manage and lead successful change. What I have learned...

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The 8 Challenges of Remote Working and How Managers can address them.

The 8 Challenges of Remote Working and How Managers can address them.

By on Sep 6, 2021 in Covid-19 resources, Leadership, Managing People | 0 comments

Preparing for a Hybrid future: The 8 Challenges of Remote Working and How Managers can address them. Successive lockdowns have accelerated an already existing trend for remote working. Some organisations have embraced the change while others are waiting to see how it pans out. How prepared are your Managers for a Hybrid future? The following tips are from a recent...

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If you don’t know, you don’t know.

If you don’t know, you don’t know.

By on Jul 29, 2021 in Change Management, Employee Engagement, Managing People | 0 comments

If you don’t know, you don’t know. Why getting feedback is important. We can give and receive feedback on several different levels within an organisation, from strategic company-wide feedback, operational staff or customer surveys, and even down to tactical feedback such as exit interviews. These different forms of feedback help you understand the ‘boots on the...

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Strengthening Company Culture One Step at a Time

Strengthening Company Culture One Step at a Time

By on Jun 28, 2021 in Leadership, Managing People, Team Development | 0 comments

In a conversation with one of our clients this week, the topic of teamwork and leadership came up. “Things are going well” she said, “but I can see the potential for cracks to form. I really want to get in front of this; to do something to bring us closer together before things go wrong”. Most small business leaders know that having a more productive team is good...

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Working from home: We’re in this together

Working from home: We’re in this together

By on Mar 26, 2020 in Change Management, Covid-19 resources, Employee Engagement, Managing People | 0 comments

Suddenly working from home presents its own unique set of challenges for everyone who has been thrust into it. At Howardco, we hear you! We want to make sure everyone is coping, making the best of it and most of all staying productive and positive. Business will continue and adapting to our new environments is key. We took some time away from our work yesterday to...

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