Category The absent leader

10
Apr

The Absent Leader – Agreeing to Improve

The story so far… Ken has to write an urgent report on an important project for his MD. Due to his neglectful leadership style his key project worker has been signed off sick for two weeks. He has replaced her temporarily but still needs to speak to Miranda, her lazy colleague, who was also part …

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3
Apr

The Absent Leader – Preparing a Difficult Conversation

The story so far…. Ken was in trouble, he had to get an urgent report to his MD in three days and had lost his key member of staff, Jane. He’d assigned someone to stand in for her, but needed to speak to Miranda, Jane’s under-performing colleague and get her back on track. Ken started reading …

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27
Mar

The Absent Leader – Learning to Start Difficult Conversations

The story to so far…. Ken has neglected his team. His MD is calling for a report on an important project, but Ken’s key staff member, Jane, has gone off sick. Maya, the HR manager, has told him it’s because he has failed to deal with Jane’s underperforming colleague, Miranda. He has to get this …

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13
Mar

The Absent Leader – The 5 Rs

The story so far… Jim’s problems just get worse. His best project manager Jane, has been signed off sick with stress for two weeks, just when he needed her to write a report for the MD on the Freedman project she was co-managing. He’s talking with the HR manager about it, and feeling a bit …

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27
Feb

The Absent Leader – Defining Solutions

The story so far… Ken has a problem. His MD wants a report on an important project urgently. He has no idea how it’s going and, to make matters worse, the HR manager tells him she wants to speak to him about the way he’s treating his staff… Ken picked up the paper Jane had …

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13
Feb

The Absent Leader – The Pressure is On

The story so far…Ken is taken aback when one of his staff, Project Manager Jane, tells him she’s unhappy at work because of his inaction. After a brief word with the HR manager, and prior to a scheduled meeting with her later in the day, he reflects on what she said. Ken felt a bit …

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30
Jan

The Absent Leader – Reading the Signs

The story so far… Jane is trying to manage a project without support from her co-worker or her manager. She has taken a sickie and is applying for other jobs. It was 8.45 and the car park at Johnson Industries was filling up fast. As Ken, Jane’s boss, was locking his car, he felt a …

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16
Jan

The Absent Leader – Taking a sickie

The staff cafe was unusually quiet for a Wednesday morning, most of the round tables that were designed to facilitate conversations empty apart from the usual sauces and paper napkins. At least the queue for coffee and biscuits was shorter than usual. Peter caught up with Jane just as she was paying for her coffee. …

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