Tag: encouragement

My Team Is Famous For…

November 15, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Getting great people to be in the team is one of the most rewarding tactics to help managers deliver the results demanded of them. Yet these ‘great people’ as employees can be so hard to find. Some managers have found the key to unlock creating a successful team, by ensuring that they get well known […]

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How to Manage 14% Better

September 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Many organisations now use surveys to see how they are doing. Some are focused at customers and clients, whilst others look at how the employees think their workplace is. The majority of employee surveys fell out of a brilliant piece of work by two researchers at Gallup – Curt Coffman and Marcus Buckingham – and […]

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Appreciation – Learning from Your Team

August 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the simplest management tactics you can use to build trust and positive morale is where you find a small amount of time in your day to appreciate your people. This can take the form of praise; encouragement; delegation and even that simplest of activities, just saying ‘thank you’. Sometimes even just keeping it […]

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Creating Employee Confidence – The Fascinating Benefits of Summarizing

January 7, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There are many tactics that help develop the capabilities of your people. One that is always vital is when you build confidence – always a challenge for employees embarking on a development path. Yet there’s a tactic that’s very valuable… Listening hard to one of your team and reflecting on what they have said is […]

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The Manager Makes the Difference

May 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There’s this little football club in the North West of England that have a very big day ahead of them, on Monday May 25th. I have been watching them for almost 50 years through thick and some very thin. The team has suffered over the years from a limited level of support from the population […]

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Ten Steps to Doing Less in Your Business

April 21, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

You’ve been there and done it. You’ve got the tee-shirt and your experiences mean that you can cut so many corners. So you do. It’s easier. You respond to all the requests, questions, challenges and mistakes of your people. By fixing them. And after a while two things happen… Share this:

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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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Happiness – To Pursue or Avoid?

March 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a fascinating book about John Wesley Powell,  called “The Last Canyon”, by John Vernon, it explores their early expedition of discovery through the Grand Canyon. And in it there is a small piece of dialogue near the front of the book. In that dialogue, Powell chastises one of his crew about his surliness. The […]

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Go On – Encourage Someone Today

March 2, 2009 | By

Many people need a bit of help to make the most of themselves – heck, I reckon everyone does! So, as one of a series of tiny activities that anyone can make (and if you are a manager, there’s even more incentive), I’d like to suggest that you take a moment to support someone’s growth […]

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