Tag: communication skills

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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Who Is Running Your Show?

November 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The best managers do what they are supposed to do. They lead and manage their people to deliver the outcomes that their role requires. Be this in a business that delivers products and services; an organization that is there to serve the public or maybe a not-for-profit body who do their best for those who […]

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Just Ask Your People – Easy As That

May 16, 2010 | By

‘What’s going on, my team just don’t seem motivated to do their work’ The conversation was with Jim, one of my newer supervisors. There had been a few hints that there were problems and today, it finally came to a head. ‘Why do you think that is?’ was the best response I could think of […]

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The Valuable Management Benefits Of Effective Communication

March 4, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Communication skills are vital in the way we lead and live our lives. The workplace needs effective communication too – and the rewards can be stunning. For managers in organizations, the use of effective communication skills is the most likely activity to ensure success for their team. It’s where a good manager needs to spend […]

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Responsibility for Workplace Relationships – Challenging Beliefs

January 19, 2010 | By

Managers are wholly responsible for the way the interactions with their people progress – or are they?

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Be There For Your People When It Matters

April 15, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

“The worse the news, the more effort should go into communicating it” Andrew Grove, CEO, Intel Corporation It’s just the thing to do, hide in your office when there’s bad news out there – NOT! When there is difficult communication to be given out there in your business, your place is out there, hunting around […]

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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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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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Quick Thinking Required

March 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’m fascinated by productivity. Making things actually happen, instead of pondering endlkessly is a huge step forward for any manager. When I was in Australia recently, I met up with Dr Ken Hudson, from The Speed Thinking Zone. Ken’s premise is that things take way too long and there is a better way. Hudson’s Law […]

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