Category: Business Coaching

Vital Management – Covering All The Bases

February 7, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

It starts with the best will in the world. One of your team comes up with a problem and you tell them the way to solve it. ‘Report it to Jeff and he’ll fix it for you’, you say. So the problem comes up and they tell Jeff who gives them short shrift because he’s […]

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How Workplace Relationships Generates Unexpected Positives

February 6, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Although it might not be the most obvious of reasons, when you spend time building relationships with the people in your team, there sometimes are those unexpected positives that come out of it. One of the interesting points about creating useful workplace relationships is that you can’t always predict the positives it creates. When we […]

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A Happy and Efficient Ship

February 1, 2010 | By

In the famous wartime movie, “In Which We Serve”, Noel Coward, upon taking up his command, seeks from his new crew what sort of ship would be needed for the forthcoming voyage. One wag in the crowd pipes up ‘A happy ship, Captain’ and quickly another ‘An efficient ship, Sir’. Coward repeats these two back […]

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10 Ways Easy for Managers to Empower

January 28, 2010 | By

There are many, many ways that a manager can empower those in their team. The value comes from enlightened individuals freed up to express themselves through the release of their potential. And you are the one to do it… Almost any situation where you let an individual express themselves freely, through the contribution they themselves […]

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Workplace Relationships – Who Is Responsible For Them?

January 25, 2010 | By

There are poor workplace relationships. There are good workplace relationships. Sometimes they are even great. But where does the responsibility lie for creating the best environment for the best work to be done. There is no doubt that there are times when managers have to depend on the best relationships to get the results they […]

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Doing Way Too Much On Your First Day

January 24, 2010 | By

The new manager started with a flourish. He was personable, interested in the people in the team and good fun to get on with. He showed his capabilities by immediately resolving some short-term resource issues with senior management that had been frustrating the team for weeks. On the first day, he decided to fix a […]

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Workplace Collaborations – The Power of More Than One

January 22, 2010 | By

Managers can be notoriously isolated. The role of manager is usually someplace between the team they lead and the powers that be in the organizational hierarchy. This makes managers pretty self-sufficient, yet there’s power in the workplace relationships they build. As we progress to management, we are able to develop skills that enable us to […]

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Delegation – 5 Simple Actions You Can Take Today

January 19, 2010 | By

Try these five tactics, today! Become more aware of others who share their important work with you – watch how well they do it – note the benefits; to them; to you! See – it works! Note those things you do in your work, that someone else could and create a plan to give them […]

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Key Benefits Of Giving Feedback – For Everyone

January 17, 2010 | By

When we hear those dreaded words ‘Would you like some feedback?’, it can drive fear through our hearts. Yet there are definite benefits to gain, once it’s a tactic that everyone gets used to… Through learning how well we do and where we can get better, in a culture that is supportive and encouraging, the […]

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Delegation – The Most Vital Role For Every Manager

January 16, 2010 | By

As a manager, it’s useful to understand what delegation is and how valuable it can be for you. In fact, any business is usually run by managers operating at various levels who all need to delegate authority and tasks to their team members, so that they themselves can handle more relevant activities. Some tasks are […]

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