Tammy Tansley
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Australia
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Company website/blog
http://www.tammytansley.com.au
Personal blog
http://www.tammytansley.com.au/blog
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Change, culture, OD, industrial relations, positive psychology
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Very targeted/niche

Tammy Tansley's Blog

How to manage a difficult person in the workplace (or in life)

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 8:30 0 Comments

Of all the questions I get asked about managing people, this one would have to be at the top of the list.  “How do I manage person x? They are just so difficult.”  It’s one of the aspects that I spend a lot of time on with my coaching clients.

Difficult people suck life and energy out of the working (or other) relationship. They can make the workplace a tense or unpleasant place to be. They can take up a disproportionate amount of time and energy…

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High impact employees (no, not those ones)

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 7:30 0 Comments

You have all heard of high potential employees but have you heard of “high impact” employees?  Now, I bet your mind has gone straight to the high performers, the ones that are closing the deals, making the savings, making the noise. And you’d be right — they are most definitely high impact employees, and rightly so.

But, there’s another group of employees that have impact — but unfortunately, impact of the negative kind.

These are the toxic employees that take up a…

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How do you lead through change when your team isn't with you on the journey?

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 17:33 0 Comments

I was speaking at an event a few weeks ago on leading through change. It’s a great topic — a timely and timeless one; as change will not go away and leading well through the change it is the only way to affect proper change. I went through the practical steps that a leader can take to affect change — what we know works and what we know almost guarantees failure.

In going through this, there’s one thing that is glaringly obvious — and that is a leader cannot…

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Communicating in the workplace - the right way and the wrong way

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

It's a tricky thing this communicating thing.  As humans, we are wired to avoid conflict. And given that most of us are decent human beings, add to that a sense of not wanting to upset the other person. So, when faced with a difficult message, our inclination is often to : avoid it, project it onto someone or something else, hope it will get better, bundle it up with a heap of other things, or any other form of indirect communication.

The thing is though, none of these approaches…

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