Tag: management

Under New Management

January 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

My football club has a new manager. So I set to thinking about just what he might be doing on his first day. Clearly, there will be a need to be introduced to all the key people on his team – and not just the players – so that he has at least got some […]

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Poor Management? This is Not a Solution!

January 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Happy New Year! OK, so after the hectic period of Christmas and New Year, I sort of forgot my usual Sunday evening activity of writing my newsletter. I knew it this morning and so I thought that I’d do it later on. As it happens, this was fortuitous, because there was a phone-in on Radio […]

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Managing Expectations

September 27, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a small action you can take, right away, that will build confidence in you personally, as well as ensuring that the trust that your people have in you is high. I’m pretty sensitive to it – perhaps it’s just the way I am – but it’s a very important behavior that I notice easily […]

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Performing Beyond Your Limits

June 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

After the recent women’s French Open Final, the winner Francesca Schiavone, was asked to describe her game. She replied, ‘going over the limits  and being everything you can be in two hours.’ I wonder how many of us could say the same thing about our performance and results. My belief is that most of us […]

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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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