Archive for July, 2009

Finding The Real Value of TEAM

July 26, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a bit of management-speak that I like. It’s the mnemonic TEAM‘. ‘TEAM‘ stands for ‘Together’, ‘Each’, ‘Achieves’, ‘More’. The implication being that when you add the contributions of individuals together, the outcome is more than the sum of the parts. This actually makes quite a bit of common sense and as with all […]

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Giving In – Or Just Being Smart?

July 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes, as managers, we have a very initimate decision to make. We have to decide whether getting over ourselves is more valuable in the context we are in, or standing our ground, being smart, and winning the war, not the battle. You see, when you have developed a series of skills that are of great […]

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Just Helping Out

July 12, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a time in any manager’s career, when the moment hits you, that your work has changed. It’s in this brief moment, that you realize that you have stepped up from being a worker, to a manager. In those few seconds of realization, you notice that something has shifted for you and you will […]

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Future Perfect

July 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a value in focusing fully on the present, to ensure that the work you do is getting the very best attention. After all, if you take your eye off the ball, it’s so easy for things to slip. Soon, if you aren’t careful, you are struggling to do even the basics well. The […]

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