Tag: Coaching and Feedback

The Power of Positive Feedback

November 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When I’m working with managers, I often ask them what they feel when they hear these words from their boss. “Would you like some feedback?” To be frank, their answer, like mine when I was a manager, would usually prefer to be ‘No, thanks!’, yet we always say, rather hesitatingly, ‘Yes, please!’ and wait for […]

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Coaching Innovation: An interview with Intuit’s Bill Campbell

May 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

A great article with astonishing insights with Bill Campbell, the veteran Silicon Valley CEO and mentor of CEOs, where he talks about his years in high tech. Check it out at The McKinsey Quarterly Share this:

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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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Employee Motivation – Accessing Their Unique Talents

March 28, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

How well do you truly understand the people you have working with you in your team? Why would you want to know? They show up, do what you tell them, take their pay and go home. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? In fact, is there a trick you are missing? Your people […]

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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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The Average Employee Is Best – Yeah Right!

March 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s become commonplace in larger organizations to ensure that employees achieve to a set standard. Maybe it’s that they are even audited to achieve that standard. Perhaps they are sterilized to a particular set of processes. Achievement of what’s set down becomes the target. It’s become the norm to ‘dumb down’ on performance, to get […]

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What Is Management?

March 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Two absolutely necessary things needed for the survival of any organization are leadership and management. While leadership is the ‘quality’, which determines how far a company will go and how successful it will be in the long run, management is the ‘quantity’ that deals with the daily workings and the implementation of current plans that […]

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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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Delegation for Business Leaders – How Letting Go Works

March 10, 2009 | By

To create the time for the specific role of a leader, as much as possible of the day to day delivery must be handed over. This level of delegation is very important, not only to create the space for the leader to develop visions and longer terms strategic goals, but also in encouragement of key […]

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Doing the Opposite

March 9, 2009 | By | 1 Comment

Whilst many of the opportunities each of us face every day seem to have straightforward solutions, sometimes it’s worth considering taking a different angle. As we go about our daily lives, we follow set patterns of behaviors that are along paths we have walked many times. It becomes difficult for us to amend our thinking […]

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