Category: Personal Development

Living with Change and Facing It with Acceptance

February 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In today’s economy, recession is pretty much the name of the game in many organizations. In such difficult times, it’s inevitable change will come. And whatever business you’re in, people are going to be affected… In a lot of organizations these days, financial challenges will mean it’s time to cut costs. And because of the […]

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Delegation – To Whom? When?

February 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In a recent interview, Ron Dennis of the McLaren Formula 1 team said, “I’m the executive chairman, but if I delegate a role, I’ll step away & let that person get on with it”. When we lead and manage teams, we cannot stand alone and do it all by ourselves on our own. Our role […]

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Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

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Change Management – Easy Tactics For Managers

February 3, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change has become a source of fear in many people, especially for those in the business sector. It is looked upon as something that signals the coming of difficult times. If members of the workforce would just view the change without bias, it can be proven to be far from what its reputation stands for. […]

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Building Relationships – To Make Business Changes Easy

January 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Relationship building is a vital element of any manager’s activity. It has to be an incessant and pro-active behaviour which is – or becomes – the very essence of any manager’s personal style. When we work with change, it’s going to be challenging for our people to accept, so the relationships we have with them […]

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Serendipity Rules

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Just noticed that ‘Sliding Doors’ has started on BBC2. It’s a favorite because it just shows the different possibilities we come across in every day we live. And how those fateful opportunities we are given are decided simply by minuscule slivers of fate. Isn’t life fab! Share this:

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10 Things for Managers To Do With a Spare Hour

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There are those times when you’ve got your management act together when you reach those ‘One Minute Manager’ (Ken Blanchard) moments. In the first book of the series (there are lots of great follow-ups), our star manager ensures that he’s able to spend a fair bit of time gazing out of the window because all […]

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Leading Others? Give Feedback!

November 22, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Ironically, it often feels easier not to give feedback. For most people, whatever their role, the concern with what can be seen to be a confrontation is so much easier to delay, prevaricate with and – in many cases – simply put off altogether. And that makes matters worse, almost every time. Here are three […]

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Making Those Tough Decisions

November 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As they say ‘the buck stops here’. For managers, there is nowhere to run when it’s time to make the hardest of decisions. And they need look no further for the biggest challenges they will face than with the personnel they have in their teams. Most often when decisions need to be made, as long […]

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Losing Your Best Players

October 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Working with a client this week, I came across one of those situations where a manager’s emotions can get confused. I recall a training video where the manager concerned feels that if he develops his people enough, then they might be good enough to, well, get promoted and then they would leave him. And his […]

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