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Delegation for Business Leaders – How Letting Go Works

March 10, 2009 | By

To create the time for the specific role of a leader, as much as possible of the day to day delivery must be handed over. This level of delegation is very important, not only to create the space for the leader to develop visions and longer terms strategic goals, but also in encouragement of key […]

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Doing the Opposite

March 9, 2009 | By | 1 Comment

Whilst many of the opportunities each of us face every day seem to have straightforward solutions, sometimes it’s worth considering taking a different angle. As we go about our daily lives, we follow set patterns of behaviors that are along paths we have walked many times. It becomes difficult for us to amend our thinking […]

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Noticing Employees Strengths

March 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

In the busy lives managers and bosses lead it is easy to miss potential and the opportunities that sometimes stare you in the face. And not being in a position to notice those around you can lead to frustration on their part and, without question excessive workload on you. The key to making the most […]

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Quick Thinking Required

March 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’m fascinated by productivity. Making things actually happen, instead of pondering endlkessly is a huge step forward for any manager. When I was in Australia recently, I met up with Dr Ken Hudson, from The Speed Thinking Zone. Ken’s premise is that things take way too long and there is a better way. Hudson’s Law […]

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Risk…or Not. That is the Question

March 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about risk. We all take them every single day of our lives. When we cross the road, it’s a risk. As we eat our sandwich at lunchtime, there’s a risk. We can’t function without taking some risks in our lives. In business, we need to take some risks to grow. Allowing others in […]

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Keeping Promises

March 4, 2009 | By

There are many components of relationship building. Trust is at the very core of building relationships in an organization or team and is vital if you want to get your people on your side when tough times arise. It’s always been a pet peeve of mine when someone I have worked with hasn’t followed through […]

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How to Make the Most of Redundancy

March 3, 2009 | By

For many people, the fear and worry of losing their job is a huge blow to them. Yet more and more people are seeing such a challenge more as the kick in the butt they needed, to enable them to achieve much more from their life than they ever thought possible. Even better…they not only […]

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Go On – Encourage Someone Today

March 2, 2009 | By

Many people need a bit of help to make the most of themselves – heck, I reckon everyone does! So, as one of a series of tiny activities that anyone can make (and if you are a manager, there’s even more incentive), I’d like to suggest that you take a moment to support someone’s growth […]

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Going The Extra Mile of Customer Service

March 1, 2009 | By

Day after day, service organizations bang on about their focus on their highest standards of customer service. About how their customers are the life-blood of their business, in whatever field it is. You know, they might be right – treating customers like royalty can be a critical factor in the fight for success and, right […]

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Team Building – Inherit or Create?

December 22, 2008 | By

Is it easier to have a bunch of people that are brand new to a team, or one that you mould from those you inherit? In my business life I only had the latter. An existing group of employees, in each business who I had to work with, from each new day one. Never a […]

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