Show #184: Another Way – a Song to Inspire Better Management Performance
Special Guest: Martin Reddington, Director of Martin Reddington Associates
Formerly Global Programme Director, HR Transformation, at Cable & Wireless, Martin now blends academic research with consultancy. His doctoral thesis examined the perceptions of managers towards technology-mediated HR, which has informed his more recent work on new approaches to facilitating dynamic conversations that support organisational change.
Over the past 5 years Martin has published several books and academic articles. His forthcoming eBook explores the recipes for sustained high performance.
In the book, one of the topics explored is the ‘7 deadly sins of management’ – how managers can inhibit or destroy engagement and performance through inappropriate attitudes and behaviours.
“We were so intrigued by this concept (which we picked up from looking at work by Prof Julian Birkinshaw) that we commissioned a song, released on 27 May 2016. It is hoped that a new song, Another Way (Chasing Down Those 7 Deadly Sins) will shine a light on the ever present challenge to chase down the 7 deadly sins of management.
It is available on the main digital platforms.
Dr Martin Reddington, an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and a part time lecturer at the University of Dundee, was inspired to commission the work to ‘bring to life’ some of the most important and difficult challenges affecting workforce performance – the relationships between managers and their teams.
Join us as we discuss the song and the ‘7 deadly sins of management’ – how managers can inhibit or destroy engagement and performance through inappropriate attitudes and behaviours.
Host: Jo Moffatt