Tag: developing others

Management Development Secrets – Four Advanced Coaching Skills

March 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Coaching is a valuable talent that managers use when developing their people. It has the capacity to ensure that they perform to their very best, without telling them everything. Sometimes it’s important to let them discover things for themselves. The core activity of coaching is to ask questions that stimulate thinking and them listen a […]

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Management Skills – When It’s Best Not To Know

February 21, 2010 | By

Sometimes, it’s easy to show that we are the boss, by always having the answers that our people need. Yet the smartest managers don’t always share the answers they have. You see, any manager wants to be the resource their people need. In fact, being able to solve problems your way is a great way […]

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Team Building – The Hidden Gold That’s Out There!

January 29, 2010 | By

Managing teams in your organization is a challenging experience. Finding the right people for the roles you have can be a tricky proposition, yet when you take the time to get to know your people, you might be surprised what you find. We all want the best people in our team. The demands placed on […]

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Delegation – 5 Simple Actions You Can Take Today

January 19, 2010 | By

Try these five tactics, today! Become more aware of others who share their important work with you – watch how well they do it – note the benefits; to them; to you! See – it works! Note those things you do in your work, that someone else could and create a plan to give them […]

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Delegation – The Most Vital Role For Every Manager

January 16, 2010 | By

As a manager, it’s useful to understand what delegation is and how valuable it can be for you. In fact, any business is usually run by managers operating at various levels who all need to delegate authority and tasks to their team members, so that they themselves can handle more relevant activities. Some tasks are […]

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It’s Not Them, It’s You

January 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Author: Mary Jo Asmus You’re leading a monthly meeting. You’ve asked your team members to provide their input on a topic. Unlike your teenager who at least shrugs his shoulders (or says “I don’t know”) when you ask for his opinion, you get silent stares from your team. What could be going on? Are your […]

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Giving In – Or Just Being Smart?

July 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes, as managers, we have a very initimate decision to make. We have to decide whether getting over ourselves is more valuable in the context we are in, or standing our ground, being smart, and winning the war, not the battle. You see, when you have developed a series of skills that are of great […]

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Asking for Help

April 1, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When we lead and manage a team, whether we are business owners, run a department or just supervise a group of people in our business, we are on show. Part of our make up ensures that we ‘lead from the front’ and take all that the world throws at us – after all, that’s what […]

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Take the Easier Ride – Delegate

March 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Had I been asleep or was I still awake? That (very) early morning call brought delegation into sharp focus. And it shaped my management forever. It was 2.30 am. It was cold and dark and I’d been in bed for just a half hour when the phone rang. “Alarm Center here, are you the keyholder?” […]

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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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