Tag: manager

Top Ten Things You Would Never Hear a Coach Say (or then again…)

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Just for fun and yet with some real insights to how a coach works, this list is an indication of culture and style. It will vary. From coach to coachee; to the relationship between them. None of these are wrong as such, though some might be decidedly odd in any context… When coaching, it’s all […]

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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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We Want More Leaders

June 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When you really consider just what leadership is all about, you can make it incredibly complicated, like the industry sometimes seems to prefer, or you can simplify. Simple is so often the best place to be. Because with simple, it’s possible to ensure that a message gets across easily and, what’s more, becomes much easier […]

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It’s The Journey, Not The Change, That Hurts

June 23, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

We face change every day of our lives. Sometimes small enough hardly to notice; other times change that’s so cataclysmic that we will find it hard to cope. In organisations, change is all too common nowadays. Indeed, where organisations don’t embrace and indeed instigate change, they are unlikely to survive. When change is thrust upon […]

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Leadership – The Models Are Not Perfect

June 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Much is written and spoken about one of the main roles of leaders is to model what they expect from their people. Many examples of behaviors can be identified, such as Trust; Honesty; Vision; Communication etc. There are many others – indeed a list too long to write down here. And yet one of the […]

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Small Team Leadership – Making The Difference

June 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Whilst leadership is most commonly assumed to be a quality required at the very highest levels in organizations, managers at the sharp end of business need to develop some leadership skills as well. Management is often defined as ‘delivery’; with leadership being associated with the strategies, visioning, thinking and ‘bigger picture’ that develop and progress […]

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The Leadership Skill Of Nurturing Talent

May 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Above all, leaders need good people to surround them. No organisation – large or small – can operate productively when the boss is doing all the doing and they are surrounded by people who cannot deliver the highest quality performance themselves. So it’s imperative to ensure that any team has members that deliver the very […]

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Meetings That Deliver

May 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When you think about the time you’ve sat there and wondered just what you could be doing, it’s hard to appreciate the value of meetings sometimes. The dynamic of working closely with a bunch of like-minded individuals, bouncing thoughts and ideas off each other, isn’t the way we’ve typically developed this useful opportunity in many […]

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Better Leaders Get The Best From Everyone

May 1, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Every team has a make up of a variety of people, all of whom have different skills, characteristics and above all styles. If you have balance, you will have a blend of types so that each complements the team as a whole. For many teams, the biggest contributors are those outgoing characters who think out […]

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