Balancing Efforts & Results

In the end, it all boils down to effort! We have long argued that as individuals we will always be limited by our biggest weaknesses, but in teams, we can perform to our greatest strength. In environments where there are high levels of trust and vulnerability, each person can feel … Read more

The Power of One-on-One Meetings

Following our previous insight on The Manager’s Diary we have had numerous requests for a more detailed article on what should be discussed in a One-on-One meeting. This article is part of our wider consulting framework. If you’d like to know more please contact us on hello@marvincg.com One cannot hire … Read more

The Manager’s Diary

What should the focus of a manager be? How should a manager’s time be spent? These are questions we get asked quite often in our work. Whilst everyone’s role is different and the answers can vary a lot, there are some common themes worth considering. We have taken a weekly … Read more

The three critical imperatives for cultural change

Excerpt 1. Clarifying values but more importantly explaining the reasons for them, how they connect to the organisation’s purpose to performance. 2. Correlating values to behaviours – what actions represent the values – and the more unique, identifiable even outlandish the better. 3. Are the leaders living the values, are … Read more

Full Engagement

The six key factors to full engagement

You don’t hire a hand, the whole person comes to work! Paying attention to the human context, getting to know about one’s family, friends, spirituality, economics, even health, helps us better understand the person. It provides the framework for candour, trust and accountability in our working relationship. For we are … Read more

How to address concerns in the work place…

Addressing concerns in the work place can be uncomfortable. We all like to be liked – especially at work, where we spend most of our waking hours. So most of us tend to avoid conflict. To postpone the difficult conversation. Or at worst, not have it at all. This, somewhat … Read more

Trust & Vulnerability – The secret to indomitable teams

To read the full article subscribe to our newsletter. Practicing management over more than two decades has resulted in numerous insights. In fact every day, we learn from our clients, our peers and the world around us. We believe in sharing these insights and welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback … Read more