Tag: manager

Giving In – Or Just Being Smart?

July 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes, as managers, we have a very initimate decision to make. We have to decide whether getting over ourselves is more valuable in the context we are in, or standing our ground, being smart, and winning the war, not the battle. You see, when you have developed a series of skills that are of great […]

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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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It’s Not What You Say, It’s The Way That You Say It

April 19, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

“OK, so what’s happened? … Well, yes you can do it that way. And let me show you a way that sometimes works well for us too” “You did what – that’s crazy. Why didn’t you do it the way you were told? Don’t you ever listen to what I say?” Two approaches – pretty […]

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Not My Fault!

March 15, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

One of the biggest challenges in life, is where things go wrong. If not quite wrong, then at least not quite to plan. Many people in these situations, whether it be a bigger picture life thing or just the small twists and turns of each of our day-to-day activities, find it much easier to blame […]

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