Category: Coaching and Feedback

The Positives of Procrastination

April 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

When the list of qualities of managers and leaders is read out, it is unlikely that the skill of procrastination will be near the top. Indeed, for many, the very thought of failing to act in a timely manner would be tantamount to one of the lower scores in their performance review. To ensure that […]

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Top Ten Things You Would Never Hear a Coach Say (or then again…)

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Just for fun and yet with some real insights to how a coach works, this list is an indication of culture and style. It will vary. From coach to coachee; to the relationship between them. None of these are wrong as such, though some might be decidedly odd in any context… When coaching, it’s all […]

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Coach Me Right Now – Coaching for Everyone, 24/7!

November 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

We are delighted to introduce a brand new concept in coaching. A concept that is inexpensive, delivers huge benefits for users and is available online, 24/7 anywhere around the world! Coach Me Right Now comes from a thought; an idea; that the coaching format that has come to be is much more expensive than many […]

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5 Feedback Accepting Tactics for Leaders

April 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In any leadership role, a significant challenge is to get the very best from employees. In doing that, the careful balance between nurturing to build confidence and offering constructive feedback can be difficult to achieve. To help leaders build the trust that is needed to create the most value-creating relationships with employees, one step is […]

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Being the Leadership Model For Feedback

March 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Feedback is a gift that is both widely misunderstood, as well as being incorrectly applied when it is. Yet so many would value the outcomes if a little time was taken to be clear on what needs to happen. Those dreaded words, ‘Would you like feedback?’ are, oxymoron-like both a carrot and stick at the […]

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When You Lose, Don’t Lose The Lesson

January 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Eventually – some might say, regularly – things don’t go completely to plan in our world. Getting over this can be challenging, and it’s always vital that we do, so that we can move on in good spirits. To help us on our way, ensuring that we understand why the plan didn’t work as we […]

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Effective Change Management Comes Fully Inclusive

February 14, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change can be a very uncomfortable place to be. Particularly for employees, there are many times where imposed change can make them feel powerless, out of control and ultimately, this causes fear, resentment and lots of other negative emotions. There is a way to make them feel much better and keep onside the positive asset […]

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Goals – Bring ‘Em On

December 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

For many managers, career development is about putting the hours in, developing performance and skills and then moving up the ladder when the opportunity comes along. The next rung to climb may, depending on the organization (and how organized they are) be structured to bring the best out of the potential that manager seems to […]

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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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Keeping Sane – Influencing What You Can

October 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Life is busy. We have many things on our plate – too many most of us would say. And at times it can seem overwhelming. So often there are issues we face that challenge us, often many times a day – and frequently shift our perspective, making what are relatively trivial issues magnified, such that […]

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