Category: Coaching and Feedback

Building Employee Confidence – Is This a Clue?

December 17, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

One clue to recognizing a shortfall in employee confidence, might be if they sometimes becomes withdrawn or silent, especially when in a group setting, like meetings, or other team gatherings. This can also indicate that you have employees who are not confident working as they are right now. And another clue might be how an […]

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When Employees Doing Their Best Is Good Enough

December 13, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managers always want the best from their people and that means that they expect them to deliver results to the criteria agreed. Where their people fail to show up with the outcomes they want, that can mean that failure is so often the only way to describe what happened. Savvy managers understand that when things […]

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Delegation – The Master Skill for Managers

November 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

The key to valuable delegation lies in being determined that you do not abdicate your responsibilities. And this in turn will mean that you need to realize that it is not enough to just ask someone to perform a task and then forget about the task or the individual who will be doing the job […]

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Building Employee Confidence Is A Big Management Role

November 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When you manage others, the confidence of your people is very important indeed So, how can you go about building confidence in your employees? Not only in the business, but in the work that they complete, you will need to build up their confidence from time to time. It will help both their own job […]

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Managers Are Great – Sometimes!

November 15, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Many times when I work with managers, I work pretty hard to help them see the influence they can have with their employees. Most often, they respond positively and it’s good to see that their learnings back in the workplace – they are often extremely perceptive of what’s needed – are readily going to be […]

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The Power of Positive Feedback

November 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When I’m working with managers, I often ask them what they feel when they hear these words from their boss. “Would you like some feedback?” To be frank, their answer, like mine when I was a manager, would usually prefer to be ‘No, thanks!’, yet we always say, rather hesitatingly, ‘Yes, please!’ and wait for […]

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Show and Tell – And Stop

October 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Delegation is a very valuable management tool. It enables a manager to do less of the activities they don’t personally need to do, whilst enabling members of their team to take some of this workload and gain from it. They gain from the valuable experiences they now enjoy as they explore new challenges and build […]

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Finding The Real Value of TEAM

July 26, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a bit of management-speak that I like. It’s the mnemonic TEAM‘. ‘TEAM‘ stands for ‘Together’, ‘Each’, ‘Achieves’, ‘More’. The implication being that when you add the contributions of individuals together, the outcome is more than the sum of the parts. This actually makes quite a bit of common sense and as with all […]

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Giving In – Or Just Being Smart?

July 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes, as managers, we have a very initimate decision to make. We have to decide whether getting over ourselves is more valuable in the context we are in, or standing our ground, being smart, and winning the war, not the battle. You see, when you have developed a series of skills that are of great […]

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Coaching Innovation: An interview with Intuit’s Bill Campbell

May 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

A great article with astonishing insights with Bill Campbell, the veteran Silicon Valley CEO and mentor of CEOs, where he talks about his years in high tech. Check it out at The McKinsey Quarterly Share this:

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