Tag: Leadership and Management

Positive – And Not The Way You Think

September 7, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

We’ve all heard about the ‘power of positive thinking’ as a technique that enables us to achieve more, just by the way we talk ourselves into it. When you manage a team, you know that your people are your asset and how you are with them is vitally important. In the way you speak; the […]

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Prevarication Management Rarely Works

September 2, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Jack was a new manager of a small team. It wasn’t his first management, but it was inside a larger corporate office, where this team sat. They were a small intimate team and Jack felt it right that they should do the stuff that he need not do, so he left it to them to […]

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A Football Legend

August 2, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

This week has seen the death of Sir Bobby Robson, a very successful football manager in the UK. He was successful because he created teams that were capable of doing the job once they crossed that white line. Managers can only do so much and then they have to leave it to the capabilities of […]

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Finding The Real Value of TEAM

July 26, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a bit of management-speak that I like. It’s the mnemonic TEAM‘. ‘TEAM‘ stands for ‘Together’, ‘Each’, ‘Achieves’, ‘More’. The implication being that when you add the contributions of individuals together, the outcome is more than the sum of the parts. This actually makes quite a bit of common sense and as with all […]

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Just Helping Out

July 12, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There is a time in any manager’s career, when the moment hits you, that your work has changed. It’s in this brief moment, that you realize that you have stepped up from being a worker, to a manager. In those few seconds of realization, you notice that something has shifted for you and you will […]

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Any Questions…

June 21, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s a simple premise. We are all stimulated by the things we experience. The world around us provides triggers for our senses. Our brains decode the inputs and then, often in the flash of a microsecond, decides what to do about it. From the age old example of putting our finger on something hot and […]

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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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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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Standing Still

May 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s a busy world. We all work in hectic environments, attempting to keep up, ahead of the wave. Yet sometimes it’s worth spending time doing very little at all. For many years, the concept of MBWA – Managing By Walking About – proved very successful and still is. Woe betide any manager who isn’t inquisitive […]

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Do What You Love – Delegate the Rest

April 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Whatever your job or role, there will always be the parts of it that you prefer to do and others you hate and loathe. It’s natural! We all have our preferences and usually that which we enjoy and prefer doing are the things we are best at. It’s common sense. When we manage others, as […]

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