And there you have it; #AskGillian was born.
In this first episode I answer these three very pertinent questions:
Q1: I’ve got an employee who just doesn’t seem to care about deadlines. We’ve spoken about it time and time again. They are quite ‘work young’. And honestly, I’m just at a loss on what to do as they have been with us for 5 months?
Q2: The place I’m working is let’s say, developing their feedback culture. Basically, people don’t feel comfortable doing it and don’t know how to do it in a useful way. They tend to talk about people to their manager instead of the person in question. In the short term, I have someone on my team who I’ve had numerous comments + complaints about. However he’s never received that specific feedback to his face, and also feels like he’s doing a better job at things (the comments are all related to his manner and temper (!)) he’s also, always sweet as pie when I talk to him…..so my question is - what would you do as a manager in that instance. I need to make sure his end of year review is based on things that I can validate and I hate 2nd hand feedback, but also don’t want to miss out this bad behavior if indeed it is still happening
Q3: Hey Gillian. I’ve been asked to run a session for all the line managers at my company on making the most out of the one-to-one with direct reports. Wondered if you had any material on Overtime leader or could suggest any good material elsewhere that maybe you’ve used before? Thanks!