Category: Employee Development

Showing Your Face

June 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Are you ready to be amazed? There’s a simple way to make a difference in the way you relate to those in your team. If you are focused in what you do, it will take no time at all, cost nothing and revolutionize the way that your people perceive you. Why managers don’t do this […]

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Too Busy for a Friend…

June 22, 2010 | By

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder […]

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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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Ladder and Wall

May 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In today’s modern world, business is all about working hard and maximizing outcomes. Making the results the focus – almost come what may. When we work hard and the results come, it generally fills us with a sense of satisfaction and even pride as we climb the ladder towards success. This gets even better when […]

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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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Why Asking For Help Works For Managers

April 29, 2010 | By

Management can be a tricky role to play. Not only is the work challenging, but sometimes it’s hard to find the help you need. Yet there are people all around. The simple act of asking you team for help can be a difficult step for many managers, because it can seem to be that they […]

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People Management – Having An Open/Closed Door Policy

April 28, 2010 | By

It’s important to be accessible to your people. Being available means that you have the opportunities to bond and be willing to create excellent relationships. And there’s a time to stop as well. We are sociable animals. As managers, there is nothing in us that makes us different from the rest of humanity. We like […]

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Building Workplace Relationships – Being the Model

April 19, 2010 | By

The value of excellent workplace relationships cannot be over-estimated. Leveraging the interactions between individuals, be they manager to employee or visa-versa is incredible, so taking responsibility for this has to be progressed by someone. When a manager recognizes that there is work to do on taking up the responsibility for making better use of workplace […]

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