Does Disliking your Boss affect your Work Performance?

Research suggests that when people get along with their leader, they: Are more motivated; Perform better, and Are more likely to go the extra mile. When they do not, bad things can happen. However, viewing the boss-employee dynamic as purely positive or purely negative creates a false dichotomy; it is often mixed. In three studies… Read More

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What is Initiative Fatigue?

Initiative fatigue occurs when leaders jump too quickly from one improvement fad to another. This is because embarking on a new project is often more exciting than staying the course. However, this does not necessarily deliver the best long-term results. It is, generally, easier to start something, whether it is weight loss, going to the… Read More

Workplace Respect: Owed vs Earned

“A respectful workplace brings enormous benefits to organizations, but efforts to provide one often fall short. That’s partly because leaders have an incomplete understanding of respect.” (Rogers, 2018, p.64). Research by Rogers (2018) suggests that employees value two distinct types of respect: Owed respect: Is accorded equally to all members of a work group or… Read More

True or False: The Best Performers Make The Best Managers?

Nearly half a century ago the Canadian educator Laurence Peter described what became known as the ‘Peter Principle’. This suggested that managers “rise to their level of incompetence” because they are promoted on the basis of performance in their current role, even if that is not likely to translate to success in the next one.… Read More

Fitness Industry Titles, Part 3: Director Titles

This is the third of four posts looking at the various titles within the fitness industry. Recently, I have connected with a lot of new people on LinkedIn, and it was surprising to see the variety in the titles they used (for those within the fitness industry or having some link to it). So, I decided… Read More

Fitness Industry Titles, Part 2: Management Titles

This is the second of four posts looking at the various titles within the fitness industry. Recently, I have connected with a lot of new people on LinkedIn, and it was surprising to see the variety in the titles they used (for those within the fitness industry or having some link to it). So, I decided… Read More

Fitness Industry Titles, Part 1: Non-Management Titles

This is the first of four posts looking at the various titles within the fitness industry. Recently, I have connected with a lot of new people on LinkedIn, and it was surprising to see the variety in the titles they used (for those within the fitness industry or having some link to it). So, I decided… Read More