Category: Personal Development

Creating More Time

February 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When I work with clients, one of the things that most often comes up is that they want more time. In the busy, challenging world where we try to shoe-horn more into our days, the cry for ‘more time’ has never been louder. Yet when you think of it, the demand for more time to do […]

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Self-Managing Your Leadership Conversations

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When leaders talk to their people, they face some difficult challenges. Whilst it’s very important to get the balance between giving information and building the relationship, the very nature of their relationship can get in the way. Unless the relationship is very sound and the self-awareness of the leader is quite acute, balancing talking and […]

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Listen – With Both Ears

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There is an art to building fruitful relationships. Be they in our daily lives, or at the workplace, it takes time for them to evolve. We have choices to make to ensure we achieve the best from our interactions with those around us. For most of us, whilst we might not be fully aware of […]

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Make Silence Your Answer

January 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As we work with our people, they see us as leaders who know everything. After all, we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have the skills and knowledge to have the answers, now would we? And when we are asked for our solutions, it’s all too easy to give them. For speed; for knowing the […]

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Personal PR – How To Fly Your Own Flag

March 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

On many occasions of any career, there are times where it’s vital to represent yourself fully. To make the best publicity you can for ‘yours sincerely’. And there are easy tactics you can use… Whether you are applying for a promotion in your existing organization; looking for a new job altogether; or simply experiencing a […]

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Change Management – Life Goes On

February 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

When your people are implicated in changes you are making, it can be a challenge to keep them focused on keeping their output up. As a manager, it’s your vital role to help keep them focused on the day job, whatever else is going on. Change is challenging. And when individuals are affected, it can […]

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Key Steps for Engaging Employees in Change

February 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Even if change is ever present in people’s everyday lives, there are still a whole lot who find it discomforting, especially when they are not prepared for it or if it is imposed on them. There is a way forward… Engaging employees in change is much easier if they are given adequate information about what’s […]

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How to be a Management Legend

February 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Being a management legend in your own lifetime might seem to be something of an impossibility. A dream you sometimes dream when you are having one of those spare moments (like you do!). So, here’s the skinny on how to make this possible, with the minimal of effort. When you look at the quality of […]

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Be Yourself as a Manager – No-one Else

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a way of sensing when a manager is ‘putting it on’. It’s a sense many, if not all employees have, to some extent or the other – and they will quickly sniff you out… It’s very tempting as you manage a team new to you. They expect great things of you, the ‘new broom’ […]

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Change is the Name of the Game

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change management can often be seen as delivering discrete activities towards a defined outcome. A series of changes in any organization requires a plan of action for delivery, which once complete, means we can get back to the day job. Yet that’s just the time to think of change again. The principle of change is […]

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