Category: Personal Development

Positive Talk – By Dan Rockwell

February 17, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

See the bad say the good There is a school of leadership that believes you don’t thank people for what they are paid to do.  After all, they are being paid. Here’s the problem with that approach. “It takes about 4 positive statements to balance 1 negative statement” Read more at Dan Rockwell’s Leadership Freak […]

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Win-Win Management – Finding Small Gains To Start

February 17, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As we set out to build relationships with our people, it’s vital that there is every opportunity to make progress. And sometimes, you can be in the driving seat to make that happen… Managers need the support of their people to build teams that will have positive impacts on the running of the business – […]

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Perception is the Difference

February 15, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

The iris reader in passport control was out of order at Heathrow Terminal One this weekend. When I remarked on it to an official there (with care, as I had been delayed long enough), he smiled and said, ‘Well, it’s usually working 99% of the time’. Since I’d only recently joined this scheme, designed to […]

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Reaping The Value of More Than Satisfied Employees

February 12, 2010 | By

Many organizations strive to have satisfied employees – they even create surveys to ensure that their people are feeling OK at work. Today, in the business environments we now have around us, that’s simply not good enough. Having employees who are satisfied with working with you is a good thing. In fact, when you see […]

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Workplace Relationships – What Does Responsibility Mean?

February 12, 2010 | By

Managers and employees have shared responsibilities for ensuring that they have a relationship between them that is strong. Let’s get clear about what this actually means in practice. In the workplace, everyone interacts with each other. This is how society organizes itself and communicates together at work. These relationships are valuable for the opportunities they […]

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Employee Relationships – What is Responsibility?

February 11, 2010 | By

Responsibility is fast becoming a lost art in the business worlds in which we exist today. When managers take responsibility for creating valuable relationships with their people, there are many opportunities to be had. But what is responsibility? Whilst relationships between individuals requires attention on both sides, with managers and employees there is a drive […]

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Using Workplace Relationships To Get The Support Managers Need

February 8, 2010 | By

Managers need help! When you manage others, it’s to ensure that you have the skills around you to deliver the bigger picture. The results you need will not come from you alone, so you need the best relationships with your team members to achieve all you want to. We all need support, whatever we do […]

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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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Workplace Relationship Building – Developing Intuition Skills

February 6, 2010 | By

One of the most important reasons that we spend time and effort creating valuable relationships with our employees, is to get to know them well. This can seriously enhance your sensitivities. As we work to understand our people better, we spend time with them really finding out what they are all about. At the same […]

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