Leaders At The Coal Face

We at The Survey Initiative create tailored employee surveys designed to meet the specific needs and outcomes for our clients. One aspect of our design, is to include free text questions to allow employees to further communicate on key areas important to them and to add any further questions...

Listen Up!

It’s fair to say that the biggest asset any organisation has is its people. So, when changes and decisions need to be made, shouldn’t organisations be listening and involving their employees? After all, they are the ones at the coal face and responsible for day to day tasks and...

Set Out Your Business Resolutions

At this time of year, people reflect on the year gone by and look to make New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. And there’s no reason why businesses can’t make resolutions too, after all they are every bit as important. However, as most us know, it’s all too...

So Follow Me Follow

We can’t all be leaders. Not because some of us don’t have the capability, but simply because there are only a handful of bosses in any one organisation. The majority of employees therefore, will not end up as leaders. They will be followers, and for the most part, even...

Have You Got A Scary Boss?

With Halloween just a matter of days away, I started to think about all things scary. When I was young, I was scared of all sorts of things, my dad, the school bully, monsters under the bed, ghosts in the wardrobe, you name it, but not so much these...

Top 10 Tips On What Makes A Great Leader

Leadership comes more naturally to some than it does others but why should that be the case? What is it that makes someone a great leader? Here we offer up our top 10 tips on what we think makes a great leader. 1. Earn respect While there are undoubtedly...

10 Ways To Be A Great Boss

Great bosses are not born great, they become great. In other words, becoming the type of person who is capable of leading organisations, inspiring others, and challenging people to become the best version of themselves are skills to be learnt and developed. So here we offer up our top...

Trust In Me

There has never been a more important time to have an engaged workforce. Engaged employees are more likely to put in more discretionary effort to go the extra mile for their employers and with this enthusiasm comes a better and more valuable customer and client experience. OK, so not...

Summer Vacation Cancelled – Employee Engagement Levels Plummet

The BBC is today reporting – “British passengers are being disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike in France that has led to flight cancellations.” With the strike intending to last over 6 days, this could undoubtedly affect thousands of British holidaymakers. Just imagine – you’ve worked hard all...

Do As I Do

To be a good leader, you must lead by example.  There is no point in talking the talk unless you walk the walk. By mucking in, you can establish trust, credibility and respect. These are the rudiments that bolster a leader’s ability to lead their organisation, drive up employee...