Category: Coaching and Feedback

Valuing Mistakes

April 29, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s face it – things go wrong. It’s life and getting all upset when things go wrong is going to get nowhere. Being able to accept this and learn from it is one indicator of a true manager and leader. There’s a famous story of a senior executive at a large American corporate. A project […]

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KISS – All About Simplicity

April 22, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Often, when we are trying to build relationships with our people, we get all hung up on being outwardly open with them. And we complicate things – a lot! I was working with a bunch of clients this week, teaching some coaching tools. It struck me how challenging it is when you are starting out […]

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s The Way That You Say It

April 19, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

“OK, so what’s happened? … Well, yes you can do it that way. And let me show you a way that sometimes works well for us too” “You did what – that’s crazy. Why didn’t you do it the way you were told? Don’t you ever listen to what I say?” Two approaches – pretty […]

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Top 5 Key People Management Secrets!

April 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Your business, whether it is small, medium or large. If you lead a team of employees. Or even CEO a multi-mega-sized business – it doesn’t matter. You have to have the skills to get the best out of your people. Your people management skills have to be more than up to scratch… Share this:

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Enlightened Managers CAN Manage Performance

April 17, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

In an interesting article at Human Resources Online, Alan Lee tells simply the inevitable truth. Managers can manage performance effectively if they have the skills, focus and indeed courage to be objective and strong enough to downgrade poor performers. Lee also asks, “The question many organisations face is how many enlightened managers do we have […]

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Feedback is a Gift

March 21, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Feedback is a gift – when done properly. The very word strikes fear into the hearts of millions of workers every day, because the only time they get feedback is when it is delivered by a manager who wants to criticise – yet put a bit of positive spin on it. Ever been there? I […]

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Making The Difference – Desperate Housewives Style!

March 19, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I’ve found something to write about of value from ‘Desperate Housewives’ – not that I watch it of course – it was on in the other room…honest! Bear with me whilst I set the scene, there is a valid point I’m making somewhere in here! Last night an episode aired in the UK which marked […]

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Go On – Encourage Someone Today

March 2, 2009 | By

Many people need a bit of help to make the most of themselves – heck, I reckon everyone does! So, as one of a series of tiny activities that anyone can make (and if you are a manager, there’s even more incentive), I’d like to suggest that you take a moment to support someone’s growth […]

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