Category: Business Coaching

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

May 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Managing teams is tricky enough, but when you have a challenging manager to deal with as well – I guess you could do without it. But a structured approach can mean success for all sides. The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them! If they are your own […]

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Strong Standards Drive Freedom to Create

January 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In a business world where innovation and creativity are in fashion right now, many organizations find the need to be more relaxed to engage with their employees and let them off their ropes. Such freedom is, in enlightened organizational eyes, vital to ensure that every one of their people feel that the environment is ideally […]

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Special Secrets to Micro-Managing Employee Performance

November 29, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

In general, micro-management is frowned upon in the management sphere. Yet there are occasions when by getting into the small stuff, there are benefits to managers and their people too. The traditional view of micro-management is where a manager is so neurotic about the delivery of results that he or she cannot leave individuals to […]

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Key Steps for Engaging Employees in Change

February 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Even if change is ever present in people’s everyday lives, there are still a whole lot who find it discomforting, especially when they are not prepared for it or if it is imposed on them. There is a way forward… Engaging employees in change is much easier if they are given adequate information about what’s […]

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Change is the Name of the Game

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change management can often be seen as delivering discrete activities towards a defined outcome. A series of changes in any organization requires a plan of action for delivery, which once complete, means we can get back to the day job. Yet that’s just the time to think of change again. The principle of change is […]

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Living with Change and Facing It with Acceptance

February 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In today’s economy, recession is pretty much the name of the game in many organizations. In such difficult times, it’s inevitable change will come. And whatever business you’re in, people are going to be affected… In a lot of organizations these days, financial challenges will mean it’s time to cut costs. And because of the […]

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Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

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The Purpose of Team

February 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

‘No man is an island’, or so said John Donne back in the early 17th century. Never more relevant than today. Never more relevant than in the field of business, a team is the vital component to deliver success. Whilst there is a value in quality management – or we would not need managers at […]

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Leading Others? Give Feedback!

November 22, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Ironically, it often feels easier not to give feedback. For most people, whatever their role, the concern with what can be seen to be a confrontation is so much easier to delay, prevaricate with and – in many cases – simply put off altogether. And that makes matters worse, almost every time. Here are three […]

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My Team Is Famous For…

November 15, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Getting great people to be in the team is one of the most rewarding tactics to help managers deliver the results demanded of them. Yet these ‘great people’ as employees can be so hard to find. Some managers have found the key to unlock creating a successful team, by ensuring that they get well known […]

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