Category: Business Coaching

Management By Buns

July 26, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The simplest behaviors can make a manager. Sometimes those behaviors don’t even need to be regular; they are allowed to be inconsistently regular in fact.

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Thought About ‘Plan B’?

June 20, 2010 | By

I almost missed the opportunity to mention the current England demise at the World Cup. Thanks to my sister Beverley earlier this evening, I feel no pressure to make a tenuous link between their performances thus far and the management we all undertake, day-in, day-out! There is a very obvious link, of course. Far be […]

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Performing Beyond Your Limits

June 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

After the recent women’s French Open Final, the winner Francesca Schiavone, was asked to describe her game. She replied, ‘going over the limits  and being everything you can be in two hours.’ I wonder how many of us could say the same thing about our performance and results. My belief is that most of us […]

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The Value of A Question

June 11, 2010 | By

In the front of my copy of “The Bourne Deception” – book 7 of Robert Ludlum’s highly successful thriller franchise (with Eric Van Lustbader), there is the following dedication:- . “For Jeff, who started it all with one simple question…” . Ludlum’s book sales are now well past 300 million, in 32 languages, in 50+ […]

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Just Ask Your People – Easy As That

May 16, 2010 | By

‘What’s going on, my team just don’t seem motivated to do their work’ The conversation was with Jim, one of my newer supervisors. There had been a few hints that there were problems and today, it finally came to a head. ‘Why do you think that is?’ was the best response I could think of […]

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Silence, The Best Questioner

May 2, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

“He found that often silence was the best way to get people to talk and reveal themselves.” . Harry Bosch – ‘Trunk Music’,  Michael Connolly Share this:

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Tom Sawyer on Delegation

April 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, By Mark Twain, the hero uses his delegation skills to get his pals to paint the fence for him – a task assigned by his Aunt Polly for his misbehavior. His friends are inquisitive enough about his activity, he smartly recognizes the opportunity to ‘sell’ the task as something […]

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Three Management Benefits Of Developing Employees

April 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the biggest reasons managers fail to achieve their best results is because they fail to make the move from ‘doing’ to ‘managing’. It seems much easier to work even harder and make sure the job is done right because it’s you doing it. This is not a solution that is sustainable. Many managers […]

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Sharing Responsibilities in Building Workplace Relationships

March 26, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Over time, relationships between managers and employees have not always been at their best. The way forward for both sides to be satisfied in their work experience and results, is to park this history and move on. It’s all about shared responsibility. To get the best from employees, managers need to make sure that they […]

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Outcomes to Seek When Building Workplace Relationships

March 11, 2010 | By

The relationships any manager builds with his employees is the critical factor that will decide whether they are successful. No manager is an island and with the help and support of their team, they will be able to deliver. There is work to do to achieve this. Managers make relationships with the people in their […]

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