Tag: management

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

May 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Managing teams is tricky enough, but when you have a challenging manager to deal with as well – I guess you could do without it. But a structured approach can mean success for all sides. The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them! If they are your own […]

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The Beauty of Coaching

December 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Picture – for a moment – the first time you tried something new. It may not have gone quite to plan. It might have been an abject failure. Yet with encouragement, persistence and learning from your mistakes, you achieved it in the end. This is what coaching is all about. From our very earliest experiences […]

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9 Steps to The Best Leadership Styles

July 31, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Leadership is all about people. As a leader, who you are and how you manage your own behaviors will dictate the leadership outcomes you will achieve. By managing your leadership style effectively, you will succeed in making the most of the people around you. Whether you are a leader who tens to be a dictator; […]

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Time to Treat

June 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

All of the best managers need to have an alliance with their employees. They need to form more than a partnership relationship with them to ensure that they are comfortable with each other. Once in a while, it’s great to be able to show how much you value this relationship in real terms. You can’t […]

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Management Basics – Active Listening

June 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When you take the time to listen – really listen and show that you listen – your people feel heard. In a world when this has become a rarity rather than the norm, your people will see you as something special and will be much more inclined to stay – and do more for you […]

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5 Change Management Challenges In Turbulent Times

May 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

More than ever before, change is becoming a normal part of the business landscape. In fact perhaps the one element of business that isn’t changing, is the amount of change that is happening. And that presents some special change management challenges for most business leaders. Over the last few years, with the dramatic changes in […]

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5 Simple Steps to Deal With Poor Employee Performance

April 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Managing poor employee performance in one of the biggest challenges for any manager. And there are simple ways to make it much easier, and be a lot less demanding on your time. For managers, the performance of every employee is vital, because in today’s tough business environments, there is simply no room for passengers any […]

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What You Need to Know About Motivation

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Motivation eh? The Holy Grail of management… For many of us, the spark that motivates us is difficult to define. Many (simplistic?) organisations believe that tangible reward is the answer. Do better – we pay you more – simple. But for motivation, this doesn’t work – checkout this revealing video from RSAnimate to see why… […]

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Stephen Covey – My Life Changer

July 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It is with deep regret that I heard of the loss of Stephen Covey. 14 years ago, I was helping out a group of trainers in a management development centre. A manager of almost 25 years myself at that time, I guess I was seen as someone who enjoyed imparting objective development support to my […]

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A ‘Thank You’ – Small And Effective

July 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When we look at the kinds of things that motivate people, it’s not hard to find them. Indeed, all we have to do is to think of the times that we, ourselves, have felt motivated when we’ve done something. Putting effort into a piece of work that we have invested our time in requires focus, patience […]

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